2. Tracing Networks: Tracking Objects, Modeling Movements

The Archaeology of Circulation, Exchange and Human Migration - Techniques, Cases, Evidence - John V. Dudgeon

Lin Foxhall
University of Liverpool
Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
University of Leicester
Roderick Salisbury
University of Leicester
Ann Brysbaert [+-]
University of Leiden
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Ann Brysbaert is Professor of Ancient Technologies, Materials and Crafts and Principle Investigator of the ERC SETinSTONE project (Leiden University, 2015-2020). Previously, she has been PI of one of the sub-projects of “Tracing Networks” (Leicester University, 2008-2013). Her main research interests are linked to pre-industrial technologies, materials and social practices, painted plaster, pyrotechnological and relating crafts, and combining material culture with landscape approaches in economies of building. Apart from her monograph (2008: Power of Technology in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. The Case of Painted Plaster. Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology 12.London: Equinox Press), her recent publications include five edited volumes on these themes. The most recent two are: Constructing Monuments, Perceiving Monumentality and the Economics of Building. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Built Environment. Leiden: Sidestone Press (2018: edited with V. Klinkenberg, A. Gutièrrez Garcia-M. and I. Vikatou); and Building BIG – Constructing Economies: from Design to Long-Term Impact of Large-Scale Building Projects. Heidelberg: Propylaeum (in press: edited with J. Pakkanen).
Jose Fiadeiro
University of Leicester
Anthony Harding [+-]
University of Exeter
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Anthony Harding is Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter.
Colin Haselgrove [+-]
University of Leicester
Colin Haselgrove is Professor of Archaeology at Leicester University.
Yi Hong
University of Leicester
Monika Solanki
University of Leicester
Emilio Tuosto
University of Leicester
Peter van Dommelen [+-]
Brown University
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Peter van Dommelen is Joukowsky Family Professor in Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. His research focuses on the western Mediterranean and the Phoenician-Punic world, with a particular interest in colonialism and culture contact as well as rural life and landscape, both past and present. He is actively involved in fieldwork and ceramic studies in Sardinia and Mediterranean Spain and his most recent books are, with Carlos Gómez Bellard, Rural Landscapes of the Punic World, Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology 11 (London: Equinox, 2008) and, co-edited with A. Bernard Knapp, Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean (London: Routledge, 2010).
Ian Whitbread
University of Leicester


The Archaeology of Circulation, Exchange and Human Migration marshals an array of techniques and evidence, including microsatellite DNA analysis, trace element chemistry, isotopic analysis of artifacts and human remains, and GIS in addressing a long-standing issue that recently re-emerged as a foundational problem of anthropological archaeology: the mobility of people, animals, and objects in the distant and recent past. In 11 case studies that range geographically from China to Easter Island and in time from remote prehistory to European colonialism, the authors apply a remarkable variety of techniques and approaches in evaluating archaeological evidence for human and animal movements and the exchange of artifacts and materials, and the impacts these insights bring to present understandings of demography, social interactions, and group identity. This is a timely contribution to the recent debate over the role of science in anthropology, and will assist in placing archaeological science on more even footing with traditional modes of anthropological inquiry. The contributions are broad, accessible, clearly presented, and introduce cutting-edge uses of archaeometric methods in solving anthropological problems. The book’s content and structure will make it desirable for graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses and seminars on archaeological science, material culture studies, archaeological theory, and the history of the discipline.

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Foxhall, Lin; Rebay-Salisbury, Katharina; Salisbury, Roderick; Brysbaert, Ann ; Fiadeiro, Jose; Harding, Anthony; Haselgrove, Colin ; Hong, Yi; Solanki, Monika; Tuosto, Emilio; van Dommelen, Peter; Whitbread, Ian. 2. Tracing Networks: Tracking Objects, Modeling Movements. The Archaeology of Circulation, Exchange and Human Migration - Techniques, Cases, Evidence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781781790472. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22557. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22557. Nov 2022

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