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Connecting the dots: an introduction to critical approaches in archaeological network analysis

Connecting the dots: an introduction to critical approaches in archaeological network analysis
Connecting the dots: an introduction to critical approaches in archaeological network analysis
This paper aims to provide a framework for the new critical approaches in archaeological network analysis presented in the CAA 2011 Data Analysis session. It will briefly introduce the history of two network traditions that have been highly influential in archaeology: social network analysis and complex networks in physics. A review of published archaeological and historical applications follows, illustrating that, although a wide range of applications already exists, archaeologists have still to explore its full potential as a research perspective. Some relevant papers presented at the Data Analysis session are briefly described and considered in order to add original and critical approaches to an already very diverse corpus. We will argue that an awareness of the dominant network traditions, their differences and how they have been applied by archaeologists, as well as a specifically archaeological critique of adopted techniques, is a necessity for future research agendas
Amsterdam University Press
Brughmans, Tom
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Isaksen, Leif
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Earl, Graeme
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Zhou, M
Romanowska, Izabela
Wu, Z
Xu, P
Verhagen, Philip
Brughmans, Tom
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Isaksen, Leif
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Earl, Graeme
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Zhou, M
Romanowska, Izabela
Wu, Z
Xu, P
Verhagen, Philip

Brughmans, Tom, Isaksen, Leif and Earl, Graeme (2012) Connecting the dots: an introduction to critical approaches in archaeological network analysis. Zhou, M, Romanowska, Izabela, Wu, Z, Xu, P and Verhagen, Philip (eds.) In Revive the Past: Proceedings of the 39th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Amsterdam University Press.. (In Press)

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This paper aims to provide a framework for the new critical approaches in archaeological network analysis presented in the CAA 2011 Data Analysis session. It will briefly introduce the history of two network traditions that have been highly influential in archaeology: social network analysis and complex networks in physics. A review of published archaeological and historical applications follows, illustrating that, although a wide range of applications already exists, archaeologists have still to explore its full potential as a research perspective. Some relevant papers presented at the Data Analysis session are briefly described and considered in order to add original and critical approaches to an already very diverse corpus. We will argue that an awareness of the dominant network traditions, their differences and how they have been applied by archaeologists, as well as a specifically archaeological critique of adopted techniques, is a necessity for future research agendas

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Accepted/In Press date: 2012
Venue - Dates: Revive the Past: 39th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, China, 2011-04-12 - 2011-04-16
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 336994
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336994
PURE UUID: f0dc08a7-74d8-4439-b4e0-fe4966c05b41
ORCID for Graeme Earl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9077-4605

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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2012 08:19
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:59

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Author: Tom Brughmans
Author: Leif Isaksen
Author: Graeme Earl ORCID iD
Editor: M Zhou
Editor: Izabela Romanowska
Editor: Z Wu
Editor: P Xu
Editor: Philip Verhagen

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