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Modelling terrestrial route networks to understand inter-polity interactions (southern Etruria, 950-500 BC)

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    Identifier: imarina:5874001
  • Authors:

    Prignano L
    Morer I
    Fulminante F
    Lozano S
    Journal Of Archaeological Science
    10.1016/j.jas.2019.02.007
    Journal Of Archaeological Science. 105 46-58
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Prignano L; Morer I; Fulminante F; Lozano S
    Department: Història i Història de l'Art
    URV's Author/s: Lozano Pérez, Sergio
    Keywords: Settlement hierarchy Roads Patterns Middle bronze Mesopotamia
    Abstract: © 2019 Ancient regional routes were vital for interactions between settlements and deeply influenced the development of past societies and their “complexification”. At the same time, since any transportation infrastructure needs some level of inter-settlement cooperation to be established, they can also be regarded as an epiphenomenon of social interactions at the regional scale. Here, we propose to analyze ancient pathway networks to understand the organization of cities and villages located in a certain territory, attempting to clarify whether such organization existed and if so, how it functioned. To address such a question, we chose a quantitative approach. Adopting network science as a general framework, by means of formal models, we try to identify how the collective effort that produced the terrestrial infrastructure was directed and organized. We selected a paradigmatic case study: Iron Age southern Etruria, a very well-studied context, with detailed archaeological information about settlement patterns and an established tradition of studies on terrestrial transportation routes, perfectly suitable for testing new techniques. The results of the modelling suggest that a balanced coordinated decision-making process was shaping the route network in Etruria, a scenario which correlates well with the picture elaborated by different scholars using a more traditional technique.
    Thematic Areas: Saúde coletiva Química Planejamento urbano e regional / demografia Odontología Medicina veterinaria Medicina ii Materiais Interdisciplinar History Historia Geosciences, multidisciplinary Geociências Engenharias ii Engenharias i Ciencias sociales Ciencias humanas Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências agrárias i Biotecnología Biodiversidade Astronomia / física Archeology (arts and humanities) Archeology Archaeology Antropologia / arqueologia Anthropology
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: sergio.lozano@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-1895-9327
    Record's date: 2024-06-15
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305440318306630
    Papper original source: Journal Of Archaeological Science. 105 46-58
    APA: Prignano L; Morer I; Fulminante F; Lozano S (2019). Modelling terrestrial route networks to understand inter-polity interactions (southern Etruria, 950-500 BC). Journal Of Archaeological Science, 105(), 46-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.02.007
    Licence document URL: https://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Article's DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.02.007
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2019
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Anthropology,Archaeology,Archeology,Archeology (Arts and Humanities),Geosciences, Multidisciplinary,History
    Settlement hierarchy
    Roads
    Patterns
    Middle bronze
    Mesopotamia
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Planejamento urbano e regional / demografia
    Odontología
    Medicina veterinaria
    Medicina ii
    Materiais
    Interdisciplinar
    History
    Historia
    Geosciences, multidisciplinary
    Geociências
    Engenharias ii
    Engenharias i
    Ciencias sociales
    Ciencias humanas
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências agrárias i
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Astronomia / física
    Archeology (arts and humanities)
    Archeology
    Archaeology
    Antropologia / arqueologia
    Anthropology
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