'Bandkeramik' stone tool production and social network analysis: a case study

Reepmeyer, Christian, Claßen, Erich, and Zimmermann, Andreas (2011) 'Bandkeramik' stone tool production and social network analysis: a case study. In: Marwick, Ben, and Mackay, Alex, (eds.) Keeping Your Edge: recent approaches to the organisation of stone artefact technology. British Archaeological Reports International Series, 2273 . Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 85-96.

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Social Network Analysis is a powerful tool to describe underlying social structures in exchange networks. Developed in the social sciences to quantitatively analyse relational data, Social Network Analysis has been largely overlooked by archaeologists as an opportunity to interpret their data (Bollig 2000; Claßen 2004; Hunt 1988; Reepmeyer 2002). In this paper, the application of social network analysis to the system of stone tool production of the first Neolithic culture in central Europe, the Linear Bandkeramik culture, will be discussed. The aim is to test previous models of settlement structure and to develop new interpretations of the organisation of stone tool exchange.

Item ID: 39111
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4073-0847-0
Keywords: social network analysis; stone tools; first farmer societies; Germany
Funders: Stifung zur Förderung der Archäologie im rheinischen Braunkohlenrevier
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 05:30
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210105 Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europes Past @ 100%
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