Via Tom Brughmans, with congratulations to all editors:


We are delighted to announce that The Connected Past special issue of the
Journal of Archaeological Method and theory is out now.

We believe the papers in this special issue will be of interest to members
of this list. It aims to provide examples of the critical and innovative use
of network science in archaeology in order to inspire its more widespread
use. The editorial is open access, and it's accompanied by a glossary of
network science techniques and concepts that we hope will prove to be a
useful resource for archaeologists interested in network concepts.

You can find out more about The Connected Past on our

Original papers in this special issue:

Networks in Archaeology: Phenomena, Abstraction, Representation by the
editors Anna Collar, Fiona Coward, Tom Brughmans, and Barbara J. Mills

Are Social Networks Survival Networks? An Example from the Late Pre-Hispanic
US Southwest by Lewis Borck, Barbara J. Mills, Matthew A. Peeples, and
Jeffery J. Clark

Understanding Inter-settlement Visibility in Iron Age and Roman Southern
Spain with Exponential Random Graph Models for Visibility Networks by Tom
Brughmans, Simon Keay, and Graeme Earl

Inferring Ancestral Pueblo Social Networks from Simulation in the Central
Mesa Verde by Stefani A. Crabtree

Network Analysis of Archaeological Data from Hunter-Gatherers:
Methodological Problems and Potential Solutions by Erik Gjesfjeld

Procurement and Distribution of Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican Obsidian 900
BC–AD 1520: a Social Network Analysis by Mark Golitko, and Gary M.

The Equifinality of Archaeological Networks: an Agent-Based Exploratory Lab
Approach by Shawn Graham, and Scott Weingart

Remotely Local: Ego-networks of Late Pre-colonial (AD 1000–1450) Saba,
North-eastern Caribbean by Angus A. A. Mol, Menno L. P. Hoogland, and
Corinne L. Hofman

The Diffusion of Fired Bricks in Hellenistic Europe: A Similarity Network
Analysis by Per Östborn, and Henrik Gerding

Kind regards,
Tom Brughmans, Anna Collar, Fiona Coward, Barbara Mills