Settlement areas of early Neolithic sites in the Rhineland

So-called “settlement areas” derived from the site distribution map of the early Neolithic in the German Rhineland (Richter / Claßen 1997). The areas were delimited in a six steps protocol from several isolines of different site-densities (Hilpert et al. 2008; Zimmermann et al. 2004; Zimmermann et al. 2009). The distance value of the Largest Empty Circle (LEC) is 4 km. The data set was updated with data from the Cultural Heritage administration in Bonn. Access to high precision location of archaeological sites is limited due to protection reasons. Therefore, only settlement areas are chosen for Web publication. Ressources: J. Hilpert/ K.P. Wendt/A. Zimmermann, A Hierarchical Model of Scale Levels for Estimations of Population Densities. In: A. Posluschny/K. Lambers/I. Herzog (eds.), Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, Germany, April 2–6, 2007. Kolloquien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Vol. 10 (Bonn 2008): 252-256. J. RICHTER / E. Claßen 1997, Neolithikum. Geschichtlicher Atlas Rheinlande Beih. II/2 Karte 1: Alt- und Mittelneolithikum (Köln 1997) A. Zimmermann/J. Richter/T. Frank/K.P. Wendt, Landschaftsarchäologie II: Überlegungen zu Prinzipien einer Landschaftsarchäologie. Ber. RGK 85, 2004:37–95. A. Zimmermann/J. Hilpert/K.P. Wendt, Estimations of Population Density for Selected Periods between the Neolithic and AD 1800. Human Biology 2009: 357–380.
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