Urban connectivity of Iberian and Roman towns in southern Spain: a network analysis approach

Earl, Graeme and Keay, Simon (2006) Urban connectivity of Iberian and Roman towns in southern Spain: a network analysis approach. In, Clark, Jeffrey (eds.) Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Proceedings of the 34th Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, SUA, March 2006. 34th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference London, UK, Archaeopress. (BAR International Series 1230).


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The Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain project was a recently completed three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project, based at the University of Southampton, focussed on the various social, economic and geographical relationships apparent between towns and nucleated settlements. This paper introduces the computational components required by and developed within the project in order to facilitate both the incorporation and integration of disparate data sets, and their analysis through a range of spatial and statistical techniques, including network analysis. Network analysis methodologies, coupled with very fine grained and critical assimilation of available data are seen to provide a context for a clearer understanding of towns in general, and in particular a clearer characterization of links between Iberian and Roman urban settlements in southern Spain.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 43173
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2006Submitted
December 2006In press
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:16
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43173

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