tesselle is a collection of R 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.

Nicolas Frerebeau https://github.com/nfrerebeau (CREAP (USR 3414 MSHS-Toulouse))https://mshs.univ-toulouse.fr , Brice Lebrun https://github.com/blebrun (CRP2A (UMR 5060 IRAMAT))https://www.iramat-crp2a.cnrs.fr

This website is under construction, more will be added soon.

Yet another package

There are more than 15,000 packages available on CRAN, so there is more than enough to cover most analytical needs. There are many great packages available, tesselle is not intended to compete with them or replace them. Rather, it is a matter of contributing to a diverse environment.

tesselle is born from a progressive change of research practices within our laboratories with three key objectives:

Last but not least, these packages are useful to us, we hope that others may also find them of interest.


tesselle is at the early stages of development and includes packages that were not necessarily designed with the same logic. This means that we will make changes in existing packages and continue to publish new ones. You can follow the next steps of the project on GitHub and fell free to contribute.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


Text and figures are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0. Source code is available at https://github.com/tesselle/website, unless otherwise noted. The figures that have been reused from other sources don't fall under this license and can be recognized by a note in their caption: "Figure from ...".


For attribution, please cite this work as

Frerebeau & Lebrun (2021, Jan. 1). R packages & archaeology: tesselle. Retrieved from https://www.tesselle.org

BibTeX citation

  author = {Frerebeau, Nicolas and Lebrun, Brice},
  title = {R packages & archaeology: tesselle},
  url = {https://www.tesselle.org},
  year = {2021}