SFB 1266 - A: Theory and Modelling

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A1: Theories of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies

Theories of transformation in prehistoric and archaic societies will engage in methodological elaboration, development as well as critique of theories and theoretical concepts used within this CRC. The key task of theory project A1 lies in a theoretical conceptualization of the complex archaeological and palaeo-environmental factors influencing transformation processes of prehistoric and archaic societies. Environmental, cultural and social theories will be used to develop middle range theories together with the other projects and disciplines of the CRC.

Principal Investigators: Annette Haug, Johannes Müller, Konrad Ott

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A2: Integrative Modelling of Socio-Environmental System Dynamics (DFG GEPRIS)

The development of an integrative modelling framework to analyze and simulate the spatial and temporal dynamics of transformation, adaptation and reorganization processes in human-nature environments of prehistoric and archaic societies constitutes the main focus of project A2. Based on the data and expert knowledge gained conceptual and computerized models will be set up  in order to simulate the spatio-temporal patterns of development and transformation processes in human-organized landscapes in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Principal Investigators: Rainer Duttmann, Oliver Nakoinz

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