In this poster we use 3D geometric morphometrics as an exploratory tool for examining diversity in vessel form (or shape) among 27 whole or reconstructed Caddo vessels from the Vanderpool site in Smith County, Texas. Forty-one landmarks from each vessel were exported to version 2.5 of Morphologika for generalized Procrustes analysis and principal components analysis and were then exported to R for cluster analysis (depending on sample size). Despite the small sample size, results indicate that 3D geometric morphometric analysis is an avenue of ceramic research where substantive analytical gains can be realized.
Selden Jr., Robert Z., Timothy K. Perttula, and Michael J. O'Brien. 2014. Toward a Morphometric Phylogeny of Caddo Ceramics: A Test of 3D Geometric Morphometrics (Poster). Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Galveston, Texas.
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