The question i have is not about biology, i'm just hoping to find someone clever enough to know the answer here.
In a study done on archeological findings (specifically infrastructural findings) near or on modern roads, which statistical test would one use to determine if these findings are significantly found near or on modern roads or just found on a random road network (or just found randomly, which is kind of impossible since there is an underlying pattern). The way the study is set up is with a grid overlying charts, counting archeological findings on the grid and determining the percentage of findings on or near modern roads on that map, however what about the significance??
The problem is with the "random road network", i don't know how to deal with that, it is quite different from random dots on a grid.