An Interaction Model for Resource Implement Complexity Based on Risk and Number of Annual Moves

American Antiquity Vol/Iss. 73(4) Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: 599-625
By Read, Dwight


Population size is associated with implement elaborateness.


Variables proxying population size: natural log of population size (LPOP). Variables proxying implement elaborateness: total number of technounits (TTS), average number of technounits per subsistant (TTS/STS), total number of technounits summed over the most complex implement per implement type (MXT), average number of complex technounits per complex subsistant (CTTS/CSTS). Out of four regression models run on each elaborateness variable (for a total of sixteen models), LPOP was included in none of them.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Stepwise regression, best model analysis, Lasso regression, linear regressionNot supported (0 out of 16)UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN