Edges of Teamwork in Archaeology:Network Approaches to Excavation Histories

Author(s): Allison Mickel

Year: 2016


Network science has begun to transform how we view systems of people and objects in the archaeological past, but also provides new insight into how archaeologists collaborate to create the archaeological record. Using two longterm excavations as case studies-- Catalhoyuk in Turkey and the Temple of the Winged Lions in Petra, Jordan-- I demonstrate how network approaches help to visualize and measure teamwork on these archaeological sites. I identify how a person's position in formal site hierarchy relates to their role in transmitting information between team members, map out transformations in team structure over time, and address the consequences of how foreign excavators interact with local laborers.

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Edges of Teamwork in Archaeology:Network Approaches to Excavation Histories. Allison Mickel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404480) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KS6T9R

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1993 to 2015

Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.7; max lat: 45.566 ;

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