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Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction

Carl Knappett


While the study of networks has grown exponentially in the past decade and is now having an impact on how archaeologists study ancient societies, its emergence in the field has been dislocated. This book provides a coherent framework on network analysis in current archaeological practice by pulling together its main themes and approaches to show how it is changing the way archaeologists face the key questions of regional interaction. Working with the term ‘network’ as a collection of nodes and links, as used in network science and social network analysis, it juxtaposes a range of case studies ... More

Keywords: networks, ancient studies, network analysis, regional interaction, network science, social networks, archaeologists

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697090
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Knappett, editor
Walter Graham / Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

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Part I Background

Part II Sites and Settlements

5 Positioning Power in a Multi-relational Framework

Jonathan B. Scholnick Jessica L. Munson Martha J. Macri

Part III Material Culture

8 The Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic US Southwest

Barbara J. Mills John M. Roberts Jr. Jeffery J. Clark William R. Haas Jr. Deborah Huntley Matthew A. Peeples Lewis Borck Susan C. Ryan Meaghan Trowbridge Ronald L. Breiger

Part IV

End Matter