Modeling Non-Uniform Complexity Across the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21E (San Jose Convention Center)
Michael Frachetti, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Recent reassessments of social complexity in Bronze Age Central Asia argue that the expansion of institutional domains across wide regional extents was the result of localized patterns of interaction, rather than direct influence from centralized states or core regions. This paper illustrates a model of interaction that takes into account multiscalar impact of ecology and social scale on the effective spread of networks across Asia using GIS.