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By Carl Knappett

Whereas the examine of networks has grown exponentially some time past decade and is now having an influence on how archaeologists research old societies, its emergence within the box has been dislocated. This quantity presents a coherent framework on community research in present archaeological perform by means of pulling jointly its major topics and ways to teach the way it is altering the best way archaeologists face the major questions of neighborhood interplay.

Working with the time period 'network' as a suite of nodes and hyperlinks, as utilized in community technology and social community research, it juxtaposes a number of case stories and investigates the positives and negatives of community research. With contributions by means of prime specialists within the box, the quantity covers a large variety: from Japan to the US, from the Palaeolithic to the Precolumbian.

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