Modelling Spatial Interaction during the Early Iron Age : Reconstructing and Modelling Ancient Infrastructure, Interaction and Distribution Systems in Southwest Germany and the Alsace

The princely seats' interaction relationships clearly show that distant places or groups of people appear particularly intensively as interaction partners, while in some cases even the surrounding groups appear culturally alien. The more locally distributed artefacts partly offset this impression; for example, the pottery type combinations occasionally show a local connection of the princely seats. This preferential interaction with distant groups creates precisely this strangeness to the local spectrum and highlights the princely seats' unique find association. The often reoccurring cultural dissimilarity of the Swabian Alb to the princely seats is striking, which cannot only be explained by the source-critical effects, like an inevitable dominance of burial mounds on the Swabian Alb with lacking settlements.


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