Settlement Hierarchies and Cultural Regions

spp1171-siedlungshierarchien.png Settlement hierarchies cultural regions, social evolution and territoriality from the 8th to 4th century BC in Southwestern Germany (DFG)

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Financed by: DFG priority program, sub-project

Within the SPP1171 the project analyses the areal repercussions of centralising processes and the results of various single processes dealt with in sub-projects on a supra-regional scale. In this context centralisation is defined as a process that doesn't occur on the settlement level, but rather as a social, economic and cultural process, that encompassed all aspects of life. The social elite formation, settlement hierarchy and spatial distribution of cultural similarities (cultural metric) are all manifestations of the centralising processes which are archaeologically tangible and analysable.