Network Analysis In Archaeology: New Approaches To Regional Interaction
Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction
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 volume 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 and investigates the positives and negatives of network analysis. With contributions by leading experts in the field, the volume covers a broad range: from Japan to America, from the Palaeolithic to the Precolumbian.
About the Author
Carl Knappett teaches in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto, where he is Walter Graham/Homer Thompson Professor of Aegean Prehistory. His previous books include An Archaeology of Interaction: Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society (2011), Thinking Through Material Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, and Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach, the latter...