Reconstructing ties between archaeological contexts may contribute to explain and describe a variety of past social phenomena. Several models have been formulated to infer the structure of such archaeological networks. The applicability of these models in diverse archaeological contexts is limited by the restricted set of assumptions that fully determine the mathematical formulation of the models and are often articulated on a dyadic basis. Here, we present a general framework in which we combine exponential random graph models with archaeological substantiations of mechanisms that may be responsible for network formation. This framework may be applied to infer the structure of ancient networks in a large variety of archaeological settings. We use data collected over a set of sites in the Caribbean during the period AD 100–400 to illustrate the steps to obtain a network reconstruction.

Amati, V., Mol, A., Shafie, T., Hofman, C., & Brandes, U. (2020). A framework for reconstructing archaeological networks using exponential random graph models. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY, 27(2), 192-219 [10.1007/s10816-019-09423-z].

A framework for reconstructing archaeological networks using exponential random graph models

Amati V
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2020

Abstract

Reconstructing ties between archaeological contexts may contribute to explain and describe a variety of past social phenomena. Several models have been formulated to infer the structure of such archaeological networks. The applicability of these models in diverse archaeological contexts is limited by the restricted set of assumptions that fully determine the mathematical formulation of the models and are often articulated on a dyadic basis. Here, we present a general framework in which we combine exponential random graph models with archaeological substantiations of mechanisms that may be responsible for network formation. This framework may be applied to infer the structure of ancient networks in a large variety of archaeological settings. We use data collected over a set of sites in the Caribbean during the period AD 100–400 to illustrate the steps to obtain a network reconstruction.
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Caribbean networks; Early Ceramic Age; Exponential random graph models; Network reconstruction;
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Amati, V., Mol, A., Shafie, T., Hofman, C., & Brandes, U. (2020). A framework for reconstructing archaeological networks using exponential random graph models. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY, 27(2), 192-219 [10.1007/s10816-019-09423-z].
Amati, V; Mol, A; Shafie, T; Hofman, C; Brandes, U
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