I am using the random sequence generator to take a 15% sample of the archaeological potsherds I am studying. More specifically, I am studying the ceramic vessels and fragments collected, over the course of eight years, from an early Spanish colonial town in Central America. The town was occupied for only a generation, so there was minimal change through time in ceramic style. For each excavation unit and level, I analyze all potsherds that include handles, rims, painted decoration, unusual clay characteristics, and the like. These are my diagnostic sherds. The remainder do not provide enough information to make analyzing and recording each one individually worthwhile, but I don't want to neglect them entirely, as in certain contexts they make up a high percentage of what we have. So, I use your random sequence generator to help me select 15% of this non-diagnostic remainder for study. Thank you for the help.
—Jeb J. Card, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
Using our randomizers for something interesting? Let us know!
Browse testimonials by application:
Anonymization (2) Arts and Crafts (3) Auditing (4) COVID-19 (1) Customer Surveys (3) Decision-Making (9) Democracy and Justice (6) Divination and Spirituality (2) Drug Screening (3) Education and Learning (22) Fairness and Equality (10) Family and Children (3) Finance and Markets (1) Games and Puzzles (8) Games of Chance (10) Hardware Testing (2) Home Decoration (2) Love and Relationships (1) Music and Sound (12) Performance Arts (2) Raffles and Lotteries (25) Research (22) Scheduling and Pairing (3) Security (12) Simulation (1) Sleep and Relaxation (2) Software Development (5) Visual Arts (4) Writers' Tools (4) All Testimonials (162)
Browse testimonials by randomizer:
R Audio Noise Generator (2) R Bitmap Generator (1) R Byte Generator (2) R Calendar Date Generator (2) R Clock Time Generator (1) R Dice Roller (1) R Pregenerated File Archive (2) R Integer Set Generator (1) R Integer Generator (133) R List Randomizer (5) R Lottery Quick Pick (1) R Mobile App (1) R Password Generator (1) R Playing Card Shuffler (1) R Sequence Randomizer (12) R String Generator (1) R Third-Party Draw Service (1)