Our emended approach to the analysis of geometric morphometrics is outlined here, and employs the geomorph package in R. Focusing on morphological variation among several vessel forms, our recent efforts have been aimed at the analysis of intact and/or reconstructed Caddo NAGPRA vessels from the Washington Square Mound (41NA49) site;however, assemblages from several other sites are also being reanalyzed.
Literature and material culture represent the primary sources employed in archaeological inquiry. Our goal in constructing the citation network for geometric morphometric studies in archaeology has been both exploratory and epistemological. The analysis is ongoing; however, we are making the initial iteration of the citation network available below as a means of soliciting additional input and sources from our colleagues.
We are maintaining two lists of citations; one for publications included in the network, and the other for publications not included in the network. Both lists can be accessed in the interactive network (available by clicking on the image below) by clicking on More about this visualisation. Should you know of a geometric morphometric publication in archaeology that is not listed, please let us know by clicking on the link to submit a citation (with the associated DOI) in the sidebar.
Many thanks to the geometric morphometrics community at-large for their continued support of this project.
Similar to our efforts with ceramics, we are hoping to capitalize on both 2D and 3D data from across the East Texas region (prior to synthesizing these data in a larger network analysis), since there is a veritable wealth of readily accessible data available in the published–and gray–literature.