Changing Landscapes in Urban British Churchyards

Geometric Properties: Shape

Author(s): S. E. Thornbush and Mary J. Thornbush

Pp: 41-46 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811441264120010006

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This chapter focuses on the results for headstone shape as the first geometric property examined. Headstone shape varies according to location, but the pattern of diffusion becomes more difficult to identify at a larger scale. The results indicate that the expected decline in the variation of headstone shapes is not apparent within all sites. Despite this, there are more popular shapes used in England and Scotland across time.

Keywords: Arch shape, χ2 test, Concave shape, Gothic shape, Headstones, Ogee shape, Oval shape, Peon shape, Pointed shape, Seriation.

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