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Archaeology Café (Phoenix): The Relationships among Social Interaction, Economics, and Culture
March 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
On March 15, 2016, Matthew Peeples (Arizona State University) will present “The Relationships among Social Interaction, Economics, and Culture.”
The work I will present represents the initial results of a large and collaborative project involving Archaeology Southwest, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. It is focused on using concepts from contemporary social network analysis to study ancient Chacoan communities in the Southwest. Using archaeological data and comparative data on contemporary societies, the goal is to explore in depth how explorations of the development, spread, and transformation of social networks in the past can inform current debates in the social sciences and society at large on the relationship between social interaction, economics, and culture.