Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Regional settlement demography: why bother?

Author: C. Adam Berrey

Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications

ISBN: 0989824942

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.
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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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Complexity Economics

Complexity Economics

... from archaeological data has a long history. There is no room to dwell on this
history here, but the interested reader is referred to Chamberlain, Demography in
Archaeology; Drennan, Berry and Peterson, Regional Settlement Demography ...

Author: Koenraad Verboven

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030478988

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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.
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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.
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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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Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Cuautitlan Temascalapa and Teotihuacan Regions of Mexico

Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Cuautitlan  Temascalapa  and Teotihuacan Regions of Mexico

During the Teotihuacan period ( ca . 150 BC - AD 600 ) , above all , it is seriously
misleading to try to characterize regional settlement and demographic patterns in
the Basin without taking into account the growth and decline of Teotihuacan .

Author: Larry J. Gorenflo

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Department of

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132771465

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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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

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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.
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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

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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

Conservation Archaeology

Conservation Archaeology

BACKGROUND In early 1973 , the Archaeological Research Unit ( ARU ) of the
University of California , Riverside , was granted a small ... The basic units for
interpreting the regional settlement - subsistence system were its constituent
settlement categories , which occupy ... subsistence system and its component
settlement categories ; a combination of environmental , demographic , and
archaeological ...

Author: Michael B. Schiffer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002965179

Category: Archaeology

Page: 495

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Papers in Italian Archaeology IV The human landscape

Papers in Italian Archaeology IV  The human landscape

... to our understanding of settlement trends in Mediterranean antiquity , but
principally where the regions selected have ... the trends in prehistoric settlement
and demography in each region which only made sense at the inter - regional
scale .

Author: Caroline Malone

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001020128

Category: Archaeology

Page: 344

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Categories: Archaeology

Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West

Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West

... Lori Stephens Reed Regional Systems in the Central and Northern Southwest :
Demography , Economy , and Sociopolitics Preceding Contact This chapter is
about the late prehistoric and early contact period of regional settlement systems
 ...

Author: David Hurst Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001978610

Category: Ethnoarchaeology

Page: 503

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Categories: Ethnoarchaeology

The Caddo Nation

The Caddo Nation

... counting sites in a nucleated or consolidated settlement system because of the
differences in occupation span and the necessity of having appropriate regional
settlement data for demographic inferences . In the archaeological record for the
 ...

Author: Timothy K. Perttula

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001596381

Category: History

Page: 326

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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 ... massive resettlement program of
reducciones ( Levillier 1940 : Salles and Noejovich Demographic Transitions and
Migrations 2008 ) ...

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSB:31205039652936

Category: Anthropology

Page: 212

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Categories: Anthropology

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

Cop n

Cop  n

Freter , A. 1988 The Classic Maya Collapse at Copán , Honduras : A Regional
Settlement Perspective . Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation ... settlement
demography . 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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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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The Plain of Phaistos

The Plain of Phaistos

Cycles of Social Complexity in the Mesara Region of Crete Livingston Vance
Watrous, Despoina Chatzē-Vallianou, Harriet Blitzer, John Bennet ... Settlement
archaeology influenced regional surveys worldwide , stimulating work in both the
New and Old Worlds ( for example , Blanton ... pattern of settlement ,
demographic growth , and regional production was correlated with periods of
outside influence .

Author: Livingston Vance Watrous

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: UOM:39015059224082

Category: Social Science

Page: 668

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The Plain of Phaistos presents the results on an interdisciplinary regional field project (1984-1987) carried out on the island Of Crete. This volume traces the changing patterns of settlement and cycles of social complexity from the Late Neolithic period to the present day within the heartland of the state of Phaistos. The authors and contributors publish geological, archaeological, environmental, botanical, historical and ethnographic studies that establish the regional identity of the Western Mesara. Using a combination of empirical, processual and post-processual theoretical approaches, the volume investigates a central problem - how and why did the Bronze Age and Classical states arise at Phaistos?
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