Economic networks

The projects of the Line of research A: Economic networks analyse exchange on an interregional scale. The aim is the description and explanation of economies and economic conditions as networks, i. e. conceptualized as relationships between agents. We are especially interested in exchange networks, the application of social network analysis in archaeology and in modelling exchange and transmission between populations. All projects deal with ancient economies characterized by sedentariness, agricultural production, and interregional exchange. The range of case studies reaches from simple to complex societies including re-distributary, early market and monetised economies.

Die Wirtschaft- und Finanzverwaltung kirchlicher Institutionen im byzantinischen Reich im Spiegel byzantinischer Bleisiegel (8. – 12. Jh.)
Martina Filosa

Eastern Mediterranean Economic Networks in the Age of the Crusades: The case of the Peloponnese, 11th-15th Centuries
Katerina Ragkou
Hellenistic Foundations and their Economic Impact on a Local and Regional Scale: New Communities in Asia Minor in the 3rd and 2nd century B.C..
Kyriakos Kyrousis

Modellierung des ökonomischen Potentials der Landwirtschaft im Mittelneolithikum unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Klimas
Manuel Broich

Socio-Economic Relations in Ptolemaic Pathyris: A Network Analytical Approach to a Bilingual Community
Lena Tambs
The Barbarian Economy: Distribution of Goods along the Westphalian Salt Road (“Westphälischer Hellweg”) in Roman Times (1st – 5th century AD)
Kala Drewniak
The Economic Development of the Northern Frontier Provinces of the Roman Empire (1st Century BCE – 5th Century CE).
Erik Timmerman
The economic geography of Roman Italy: investigating economic integration through archaeological proxies
Dr. Tymon De Haas

Addressing the Historical Demand for Special Types of Wood Craftsmanship in the Roman Imperial Period – An Environmental Diversity Assessment of Landscape Ecology
Roman Palkoska

Women’s jewellery in change – the use of garnet in the Rhineland from the 6th to the 7th century AD
Judith Jordan

Former Projects

Gift, redistribution and market. Modes of prehistoric exchange
Arne Windler
In Between Cultures: Find Contexts, Iconography and Functions of Nolan Amphorae
Svenja Carolin Neumann
Modes of acquisition of resources in Egypt
Tobias Gutmann

Pamphylian Coin Hoards as Indicators of Economic Interrelations during the Hellenistic Period
Fabian Richter

Port cities as trans-shipment nodes. Archaeological research at port cities of the western and central Mediterranean at the footbridge to Late Antiquity
Gregor Utz
Seafaring and trade off the coast of Kaş based on selected wreck finds
Michaela Reinfeld
Simple and complex economies – Studies in the prehistory of labour (Neolithic temperate Europe)
Dr. Tim Kerig
Studies on diffusion processes
Dr. Silviane Scharl
The western Carpathian Mountains as peripheral Economies in long-term perspectiv
Tomáš Zachar
 Verticality in the Andes – the economic model of the Paracas society (800 to 200 BC) in southern Peru
Christian Mader