'Bandkeramik' stone tool production and social network analysis: a case study

Christian Reepmeyer, Erich Classen, Andreas Zimmermann

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    Social Network Analysis is a powerful tool to describe underlying social structures in exchange networks. Developed in the social sciences to quantitatively analyse relational data, Social Network Analysis has been largely overlooked by archaeologists as an opportunity to interpret their data (Bollig 2000; Claßen 2004; Hunt 1988; Reepmeyer 2002). In this paper, the application of social network analysis to the system of stone tool production of the first Neolithic culture in central Europe, the Linear Bandkeramik culture, will be discussed. The aim is to test previous models of settlement structure and to develop new interpretations of the organisation of stone tool exchange.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKeeping your Edge: Recent Approaches to the Organisation of Stone Artefact Technology
    Editors Ben Marwick amd Alex Mackay
    Place of PublicationOxford
    ISBN (Print)9781407308470
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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