Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

A broad treatment of many aspects and implications of demography for
archaeology. Chapter 6 is especially relevant to the methodological concerns
discussed in this chapter. It reviews approaches taken in different regions to
quantifying ...

Author: Robert D.

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781733376976

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Archaeological analysis at the regional scale investigates the past by studying how people distributed themselves and their activities across a landscape of hundreds or thousands of square kilometers. Archaeological field survey methods developed over half a century combine with powerful new quantitative tools for spatial analysis (including GIS) to unleash new potential for identifying and studying ancient local communities and regional polities. Varied approaches to estimating regional population sizes in both relative and absolute terms are synthesized and their advantages and disadvantages assessed. Tools for quantitative analysis of regional demographic data are presented. Field survey methods developed around the world are compiled from widely scattered sources and best practices for collecting archaeological data to sustain demographic analysis are delineated. Concepts for improved sampling design in regional survey work are derived from fundamental statistical principles. In conclusion, promising directions for future methodological development are identified.
Categories: Social Science

Hongshan Regional Organization in the Upper Daling Valley

Hongshan Regional Organization in the Upper Daling Valley

In Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region, Chifeng International Collaborative
Archaeological Research Project, eds., pp. ... Robert D., C. Adam Berrey, and
Christian E. Peterson In press Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology.

Author: Christian E. Peterson

Publisher: Center for Comparative Arch

ISBN: 9781877812934

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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A detailed report on regional-, local-, and household-scale research on Hongshan societies (4500-3000 BCE) in northeastern China. Regional demography and community patterns are analyzed for an area of 200 square kilometers surrounding the excavated ceremonial site of Dongshanzui. More intensive study of Hongshan residential remains through surface collection, magnetometer survey, and stratigraphic tests informs the interpretation of the results of regional-scale survey. Dongshanzui's public architecture, along with additional unexcavated ceremonial platforms, are shown to be at the heart of a regional-scale concentration of Hongshan residential occupation that represents an independent small chiefly polity with no more than 1,000 inhabitants. Its neighbors were other similar small polities related to each other through peaceful interaction but without larger-scale political integration. Complete text in English and Chinese.
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Coming Together

Coming Together

Drennan, R. D., C. A. Berrey, and C. E. Peterson 2015 Regional Settlement
Demography in Archaeology. Eliot Werner, Clinton Corners, New York. Drennan,
R. D., and C. E. Peterson 2004 Comparing Archaeological Settlement Systems
with ...

Author: Attila Gyucha

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438472782

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East. The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise that similar social dynamics to a great extent governed nucleation trajectories throughout human history, Coming Together focuses on both prehistoric aggregated and early urban settlements. Drawing from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how nucleation unfolded in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East. The major themes of the volume are nucleation’s origins, pathways to sustainability, and the transformative role of these sites in sociopolitical and cultural change. Attila Gyucha is Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Field Museum of Natural History and the author of Prehistoric Village Social Dynamics: the Early Copper Age in the Körös Region.
Categories: Social Science

Origini XLII

Origini   XLII

–2001 - Complexity in Archaic States, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 20
:345-360. ADAMS R. M. ... A., PETERSON C. E. 2015 - Regional Settlement
Demography in Archaeology, Eliot Werner Publications, Clinton Corners, New
York.

Author: Marcella Frangipane

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 9788849244069

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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THEMATIC ISSUE: RETHINKING URBANIZATION AND ITS LIVING LANDSCAPES FROM THE INSPIRING PERSPECTIVE OF A GREAT “MAESTRO” Edited by Marcella Frangipane and Linda Manzanilla INTRODUCTION. THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF THE “CITY” IN EARLY SOCIETIES Marcella Frangipane THE ORIGINS OF CIVIC LIFE – A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE David Wengrow MESOPOTAMIA AND NEIGHBOURING REGIONS SIXTY YEARS AFTER CITY INVINCIBLE, SURVEYS AND THE URBAN REVOLUTION IN QUESTION Pascal Butterlin THE CITY OF URUK AND ITS HINTERLAND Hans J. Nissen (Hainfeld) THE TYRANNY OF FRICTION Guillermo Algaze REFLECTIONS ON SURVEY AND SURVEILLANCE IN THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WESTERN ASIA Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck LEVANT THE URBANIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN LEVANT IN ITS NEAR EASTERN SETTING Pierre de Miroschedji FAR FROM THE RIVER: PHYSICAL AND METAPHORICAL USE OF THE TERRITORY AND ITS WATER RESOURCES IN EARLY AND MIDDLE BRONZE AGE SYRIA Davide Nadali, Frances Pinnock AFRICA THE ORIGIN OF URBAN SOCIETIES IN THE NILE VALLEY Maria Carmela Gatto URBANISATION IN THE CENTRAL SAHARA IN GARAMANTIAN TIMES: A LOOK FROM THE SOUTH Lucia Mori MESOAMERICA AND THE ANDES CORPORATE SOCIETIES WITH EXCLUSIONARY SOCIAL COMPONENTS: THE TEOTIHUACAN METROPOLIS Linda R. Manzanilla POPULATION, SCALE, AND THE FRAMING OF LONG-TERM HISTORY Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas ANCIENT MAYA LOWLANDS: FROM FAKE FEUDS ABOUT “URBANISM” TO RENEWED STUDIES OF SETTLEMENT PATTERNS Dominique Michelet, Philippe Nondédéo ECOLOGICAL VARIATION AND TRAJECTORIES OF PREHISPANIC ANDEAN URBANISM R. Alan Covey WEST OF EDEN: ADAMS VISITS THE ANDES Terence N. D'Altroy EUROPE THE QUESTION OF “PROTO-URBAN” SITES IN LATER PREHISTORIC EUROPE Anthony Harding SETTLEMENT PATTERNS AND DEVELOPMENTS TOWARDS URBAN LIFE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ITALY DURING THE BRONZE AGE Alberto Cazzella, Giulia Recchia BEFORE THE CITY: THE LAST VILLAGES AND PROTO-URBAN CENTRES BETWEEN THE PO AND TIBER RIVERS Andrea Cardarelli
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Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region

Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region

Settlement. Analysis. 4.1. Field Survey Methods 4.2. Methods for Regional
Demographic Analysis. Chapter. 4. T. he methodology of regional settlement
analysis in archaeology is considerably less standard than it is often taken to be.

Author: Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project

Publisher: Center for Comparative Arch

ISBN: 9781877812910

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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This volume and the accompanying online dataset provide the complete results of a regional settlement study of 1,234 square kilometers in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northeastern China. Results of systematic study of the relationship between surface and subsurface remains are presented, based on sites that were surveyed as part of the regional survey, and subsequently intensively surface collected and test excavated. The volume concludes with a comprehensive synthesis of the regional trajectory of social change from 6000 BCE to 1300 CE, offered as a basis for comparison with those of other regions where complex societies developed.
Categories: Social Science

Reports on the Vrokastro Area Eastern Crete Volume 2

Reports on the Vrokastro Area  Eastern Crete  Volume 2

CD-ROM for vol. 2 includes Appendices 1-6 and the Vrokastro archaeological survey project.

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 1931707596

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 296

CD-ROM for vol. 2 includes Appendices 1-6 and the Vrokastro archaeological survey project.
Categories: History

Regional Pathways to Complexity

Regional Pathways to Complexity

Settlement and Land-use Dynamics in Early Italy from the Bronze Age to the
Republican Period P. A. J. Attema, G.-J. L. M. ... of the archaeological sites, the
configuration of the regional settlement pattern, and factors such as demography
and ...

Author: P. A. J. Attema

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089642769

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Deze bundel is een mijlpaal in het onderzoek naar de Oude Middellandse Zee. Met behulp van een vergelijkende aanpak, zijn drie verschillende regionale landschappen van Italièe uitvoerig onderzocht door archeologen. Om een zeer gedetailleerd beeld te krijgen van de ontwikkeling van menselijke activiteiten van de late Bronstijd tot de opkomst van het Romeinse Rijk, is er minutieus onderzoek gedaan naar nederzettingen, heiligdommen en begraafplaatsen. De milieugeschiedenis van deze gebieden en de geschiedenis van het door mensen gebruikte land zijn parallel geanalyseerd door gespecialiseerde projecten. Wat ontstaat, is een ongeèevenaarde reeks van inzichten in hoe regionale samenlevingen zich intern ontwikkelen en reageren op externe interventies zoals het kolonialisme, imperialisme en internationale handel.
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Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Cuautitlan Region Mexico

Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Cuautitlan Region  Mexico

CHAPTER 3 : POST - HISPANIC REGIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS AND
SETTLEMENT IN THE CUAUTITLAN REGION ... historic regional demography
and settlement provides a basis for comparison with archaeological settlement
data .

Author: William T. Sanders

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Department of

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131916301

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Late Republican Early Imperial Regional Italian Landscapes and Demography

Late Republican Early Imperial Regional Italian Landscapes and Demography

In this study, published intensive field surveys, from different regions on the Italian peninsula, are revisited from a range of different methodological and theoretical perspectives.

Author: Peter De Graaf

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 1407309137

Category: History

Page: 98

View: 553

In this study, published intensive field surveys, from different regions on the Italian peninsula, are revisited from a range of different methodological and theoretical perspectives. With its emphasis on the Late Republican to Early Imperial period, the outcome of this research should lead to a better understanding of comparative regional differences, in terms of settlement patterns and hierarchy, demography, urbanisation processes, and how society could have functioned. This study intends to build on existing notions of regional variations and bring them into better focus. For the theoretical and methodological framework, models and interpretive schemes are assessed originating from archaeology, social geography and ethnography using archaeological evidence. The field surveys or regions covered include the Potenza Val, the 'extended' suburbium of Rome, the Pontine region and the Biferno Valley.
Categories: History

Challenging Climate Change

Challenging Climate Change

settlement. trends. 4.1 Introduction This chapter is concerned with methods for
the reconstruction of regional demographic trends through the study of the
material record yielded by archaeological excavations and regional
archaeological ...

Author: Arne Wossink

Publisher: Sidestone Press

ISBN: 9789088900310

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 720

Throughout history, climate change has been an important driving force behind human behaviour. This archaeological study seeks to understand the complex interrelations between that behaviour and climatic fluctuations, focussing on how climate affected the social relations between neighbouring communities of occasionally differing nature. It is argued that developments in these relations will fall within a continuum between competition on one end and cooperation on the other. The adoption of a particular strategy depends on whether that strategy is advantageous to a community in terms of the maintenance of its well-being when faced with adverse climate change. This model will be applied to northern Mesopotamia between 3000 and 1600 BC. Local palaeoclimate proxy records demonstrate that aridity increased significantly during this period. Within this geographical, chronological, and climatic framework, this study looks at changes in settlement patterns as an indication of competition among sedentary agriculturalist communities, and the development of the Amorite ethnic identity as reflecting cooperation among sedentary and more mobile pastoralist communities.
Categories: History

Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond

Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond

In the past few decades, studies of regional settlement patterns in imperial
provinces have succeeded in documenting the major demographic shifts brought
about by the Assyrian Empire, and the excavation of Assyrian period sites
throughout ...

Author: Assaf Yasur-Landau

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004206250

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 129

In this volume, the theoretical and methodological approaches of household archaeology are applied to the rich data set of Bronze and Iron Age Israel, providing an innovative construct for interpreting material culture and inciting new avenues for future research.
Categories: History

The Complete Archaeology of Greece

The Complete Archaeology of Greece

In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization. *Extensive notes on the ...

Author: John Bintliff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405154192

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization. *Extensive notes on the text are freely available online at Wiley Online Library, and include additional details and references for both the serious researcher and amateur A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Categories: History

Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland the Hanan Cuzco Surveys

Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland  the Hanan Cuzco Surveys

native elites moved into lands that were reassigned by the Crown archaeological
survey data can provide a sense of the changes for sale ... The consequent
regional settlement from early on in the Colonial period , Spanish institutions
patterns around Cuzco reflect the ... ( Levillier 1940 ; Salles and Noejovich
Demographic Transitions and Migrations 2008 ) , which transferred populations
away from their ...

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSB:31205039652936

Category: Anthropology

Page: 212

View: 342

Categories: Anthropology

International Directory of Aegean Prehistorians

International Directory of Aegean Prehistorians

... Field Survey , Settlement / Demography , Economy / Trade , Quantitative
Methods , Ethnoarchaeology Work in progress : - Ph . D . dissertation : The
economic history of Late Helladic Asine and its regional contacts and place in the
settlement ...

Author: John F. Cherry

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059988033

Category: Archaeologists

Page: 78

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Categories: Archaeologists

Settlement Urbanization and Population

Settlement  Urbanization  and Population

A collection of essays presenting new analyses of data and evidence for population and settlement patterns, particularly urbanization, in the Mediterranean world from 100 BC to AD 350.

Author: Alan Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199602353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 284

A collection of essays presenting new analyses of data and evidence for population and settlement patterns, particularly urbanization, in the Mediterranean world from 100 BC to AD 350.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cop n

Cop  n

Freter , A . 1988 The Classic Maya Collapse at Copán , Honduras : A Regional
Settlement Perspective . Unpublished ... analysis of Maya rural settlement trends .
... In Integrating Archaeological Demography , edited by R . Paine , pp . 21 - 42 .

Author: David L. Webster

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028511603

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Webster’s case study reconstructs and evaluates the sociopolitical system and culture history of a world-famous Classic Maya Center in the highlands of Western Honduras, whose great temples, palaces, and carved monuments have been investigated since the 1830’s. Using material from a series of archaeological excavations begun in 1975 that focused on reconstructing the entire Copán Kingdom, this book presents for the first time an interpretation of the political, demographic, and agricultural history of the entire region. Providing an extensive review of the methods used to reconstruct Copán’s history, the book helps students develop a basic understanding of how archaeologists reconstruct ancient social systems.
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Bulletin of the Indo Pacific Prehistory Association

Bulletin of the Indo Pacific Prehistory Association

ABSTRACT A key dimension of systematic regional settlement pattern studies in
many global regions , such as Mesopotamia , Mesoamerica and the American
Southwest , is the use of those data to estimate long - term demographic trends .
... One of these archaeological investigations , focused on the Rizhao region of
eastern Shandong Province , has provided locations and size estimates for
ancient ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073117049

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

The Archaeology of Iberia

The Archaeology of Iberia

These structures have parallels in the adjacent region of Cáceres (Spain). ... the
ritual 'destruction' of the Escoural rock engravings by populations which then built
a Chalcolithic settlement over them. ... Two of the most striking features of this
cultural process are demographic growth and the proliferation of communities
with ...

Author: Margarita Diaz-Andreu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317799061

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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For many archaeologists, Iberia is the last great unknown region in Europe. Although it occupies a crucial position between South-Western Europe and North Africa, academic attention has traditionally been focused on areas like Greece or Italy. However Iberia has an equally rich cultural heritage and archaeological tradition. This ground-breaking volume presents a sample of the ways in which archaeologists have applied theoretical frameworks to the interpretation of archaeological evidence, offering new insights into the archaeology of both Iberia and Europe from prehistoric time through to the tenth century. The contributors to this book are leading archaeologists drawn from both countries. They offer innovative and challenging models for the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Medieval and Islamic periods. A diverse range of subjects are covered including urban transformation, the Iron Age peoples of Spain, observations on historiography and the origins of the Arab domains of Al-Andalus. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and those researching the archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula.
Categories: Social Science

Southeastern Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology

Stephen A . Kowalewski and James W . Hatch Settlement in the upper Oconee
watershed in Georgia expanded ... Though it would be unusual in the Americas ,
we cannot yet rule out a post - de Soto , sixteenth - century demographic ... This
article summarizes older and recent research , most of it unpublished , on the
nature , dating , and regional settlement patterns of the late Mississippian period .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000028648545

Category: Indians of North America

Page:

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Categories: Indians of North America