An Outline Modelling Changing Regional Complexity

Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age - Knut Ivar Austvoll

Knut Ivar Austvoll [+-]
University of Oslo
Knut Ivar Austvoll is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo.

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Chapter 4 frames a method for identifying variation in regional complexity. The approach mirrors that of comparative archaeology; however, the application of statistical analysis is used to identify a diachronic view of regions with concentration and contraction along the coast. The approach is twofold; a first-tier approach that traces social evolutionary structures and diachronic relations that amount to generic groupings; and a second-tier approach where the selected groupings from the first-tier are applied to make the appropriate qualitative analysis between selected regions.

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Austvoll, Knut Ivar. An Outline Modelling Changing Regional Complexity. Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781798782. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38009. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38009. Nov 2020

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