FMSP Podcast - Episode 2

Statistical sampling in archaeology

In this episode we interviewed Alison Atkin from the University of Sheffield about her work as an archaeology PhD student, and how she uses statistical sampling to gather data about victims of the plague.

Some interesting links:

Puzzle: A field is 6 metres square. Your sampling methodology dictates you should excavate 30% of the field. What would be the side length of a square trench which covers 30% of the area?

Solution