@inbook{4f79e3e541c04366b9a865c8ffbb373c,

title = "Aegean Bronze Age Weights, Cha{\^i}nes Op{\'e}ratoires and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses",

abstract = "The chapter employs quantum model statistics and cha{\^i}ne op{\'e}ratoire concept to study metrology of Bronze Age Aegean balance weights. The analyses demonstrate that there were two main units in use, not only one: the probable mass of the Aegean unit is c. 60.5g and of the second c. 8.5g. Historical Athenian weights are used to demonstrate that even problematic lead weights can produce statistically significant patterns if the data set is sufficiently large. Among the weights from the Uluburun shipwreck a set of Aegean weights can be identified, thus supporting the hypothesis that there were Mycenaean merchants aboard.",

author = "Jari Pakkanen",

year = "2011",

language = "English",

isbn = "978-0-415-89616-0",

series = "Routledge Studies in Archaeology",

publisher = "Routledge",

pages = "143–166",

editor = "Ann Brysbaert",

booktitle = "Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology",

}