Statistics and Graphs in the Study of Flint Assemblages. I. Introduction (fig. 1)
A large number of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites have been investigated in the Netherlands in the last ten years; and many others have been brought to light through the examination of public and private collections. In connection with these, comparative studies have been made of collections in Western Germany, Northern France, Britain, Belgium and Denmark. The volume of this material to be described and analysed has become so extensive as to render it virtually impossibleto do so by the usual methods; especially since it is desired to achieve a full presentation of all the ascertainable information concerning the entire material without making the report so bulky as to be unusable.