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Analysis of spatial patterns in buildings (access analysis) as an insight into social structure: examples from the Scottish Atlantic Iron Age

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Foster S (1989) Analysis of spatial patterns in buildings (access analysis) as an insight into social structure: examples from the Scottish Atlantic Iron Age. Antiquity, 63 (238), pp. 40-50. http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/063/Ant0630040.htm

Abstract
Clearly the pattern of space in buildings can be expected to relate to the way that buildings are used to structure and reproduce social relations. As an archaeologist, wishing to infer social structure by its reflection in the building pattern, one may hope the relation may be reasonably direct. Here the formal geometrical method of access analysis is used to elucidate the pattern in a distinctive kind of prehistoric settlement form, and thence to elucidate the social structure which both produced it and was structured by it.

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Antiquity: Volume 63, Issue 238

StatusPublished
Author(s)Foster, Sally
Publication date31/03/1989
PublisherAntiquity
Publisher URLhttp://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/063/Ant0630040.htm
ISSN0003-598X

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