Exploring Settlement Connectivity in the Lower Ave River Valley (Northwest Iberia) during the Iron Age Using Least-Cost Path Analysis
Author(s): Jordan Bowers
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
During the Late Iron Age, the Ave River Valley of Northern Portugal was one of the most densely populated areas of the Castro Culture, an archaeological culture in Northwest Iberia. Settlements at this time varied in size from small agricultural sites to large urban hillforts. In this poster, I explore the movement of people, and, by connection, goods and ideas, between the settlements of the Lower Ave River Valley. I use GIS to identify least-cost paths between settlements over land, rivers, and a combination of these two that include natural barriers to travel, such as steep slopes and river cataracts. The goal of this project is to better understand the connections between settlements and their inhabitants, as well as barriers to connection during this time period.
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Exploring Settlement Connectivity in the Lower Ave River Valley (Northwest Iberia) during the Iron Age Using Least-Cost Path Analysis. Jordan Bowers. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450361)
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Abstract Id(s): 26288