[Seminar] Quantitative approaches of past interactions in Archaeology (Late Iron Age - IIIrd - Ist cent. BCE)

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Published on March 2, 2021 Updated on March 2, 2021

on the May 6, 2021


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Online Seminar held by Clara Filet (PhD Candidate, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, Archaeology) on May 6 at 10:00


Clara Filet (PhD Candidate, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, Archaeology)


Archaeology benefits from a long practice of quantitative analysis, which has been particularly developed since the 1950s. This early use is still particularly important today, even though the fragmented and heterogeneous nature of archaeological data poses many methodological challenges which make it difficult to simply apply statistical methods developed in other disciplines.

These challenges will be addressed through the presentation of two recent applications, which deal with the major changes in European societies between the 3rd and 1st centuries BCE. On the one hand, I will introduce an analysis of the co-occurrence of Mediterranean imports discovered on the European continent, studied using bipartite graphs and integrating a measure of the significativity of these associations. On the other hand, I will present a theoretical model, derived from economic geography, which aims at the restitution of the amount of spatial interactions between a set of places. This model seeks to estimate the extent to which long-distance exchange networks may have had a driving role in the development of the first cities in non-Mediterranean Europe.

Format and Registration

This seminar will be held online, via Zoom, on May 6, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  (50 minute talk followed by an open discussion).

To register, please send an email to: Marco.Corneli@univ-cotedazur.fr