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The tesselle suite is a collection of packages for research and teaching in archaeology. These packages focus on quantitative analysis methods developed for archaeology. The tesselle packages are designed to work seamlessly together and to complement general-purpose and other specialized statistical packages. These packages can be used to explore and analyze common data types in archaeology: count data, compositional data and chronological data.

The tesselle package is designed to make it easy to install and load key packages from the tesselle suite in a single step.

To cite tesselle in publications use:

  Frerebeau N (2024). _tesselle: Easily Install and Load 'tesselle'
  Packages_. Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Pessac, France.
  doi:10.5281/zenodo.6500491 <>,
  R package version 1.5.0, <>.

This package is a part of the tesselle project


You can install the released version of tesselle from CRAN with:


And the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("remotes")


library(tesselle) will load the core packages:

  • tabula: analysis and visualization of archaeological count data;
  • kairos: analysis of chronological patterns from archaeological count data;
  • nexus: analysis of compositional data;

And two companion packages:

#> --- Attaching packages -------------------------------------- tesselle 1.5.0 ---
#> * dimensio    0.6.0
#> * isopleuros  1.2.0
#> * kairos      2.1.0
#> * nexus       0.2.0
#> * tabula      3.0.1


Please note that the tesselle project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.