Cutting the Network, Knotting the Line: a Linaeological Approach to Network Analysis

@article{Palsson2020CuttingTN,
  title={Cutting the Network, Knotting the Line: a Linaeological Approach to Network Analysis},
  author={G. Palsson},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={2020},
  volume={28},
  pages={178-196}
}
  • G. Palsson
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Network methods have seen a rapid rise in archaeology in recent years. There are still concerns regarding how well formal networks are able to effectively model local interaction. These are often present in the so-called qualitative network approaches—studies that tend to be based on close readings of relations between entities and the way they form dynamic networks of agents. Such studies have demonstrated the value in scrutinizing the way in which relations might be acted on in practice, and… Expand
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