Settlement areas of early Neolithic sites in Central Europe

So-called “settlement areas” derived from the site distribution map of the early Neolithic in Central Europe (Preuss ed. 1998). 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 3.5 km. 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. Preuss (ed.), Das Neolithikum in Mitteleuropa: Kulturen, Wirtschaft, Umwelt vom 6. bis 3. Jahrtausend v.u.Z., Übersichten zum Stand der Forschung, Karte 1: Verbreitung neolithischer Kulturen in Mitteleuropa (Weissbach 1998). M. Schlummer/Th. Hoffmann/R. Dikau/M. Eickmeier/P. Fischer/R. Gerlach/J. Holzkämper/A. J. Kalis/I. Kretschmer/F. Lauer/A. Maier/J. Meesenburg/J. Meurers-Balke/U. Münch/St. Pätzold/F. Steininger/A. Stobbe/A. Zimmermann, From point to area: Upscaling approaches for Late Quaternary archaeological and environmental data. Earth-Science Reviews 131, 2014, 22-48. 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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