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Spatial and spatio-temporal modelling of cultural change in the Ipeľ/Ipoly river valley region (S-Slovakia, N-Hungary)


TÓTH Peter LARSSON Nicklas

Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The presentation is focusing on the components dated to the Neolithic. During mapping of archaeological sites, it was clear that there is ca. 30 km gap between LBK/Želiezovce group and Bükk Culture. So we started a close examination of this finding. After the analysis of key environmental parameters in GIS predictive models for both cultural units were created using fuzzy logic. Methodology of the predictive model calculation will be further discussed in the paper. Results of predictive models show different tendencies of landscape occupation deriving from the environmental conditions. It was suggested that the observed situation could be a result of environmentally induced cultural boundary. In order to see how this boundary developed in the course of the Neolithic, we used spatio-temporal modelling. It was possible to observe shifting of sites probability distribution in particular time clusters. Combination of both modelling methods enabled us to visualize changes in settlement clusters over time and see possible boundaries among cultural units.
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