R.P.C.M. Apulia (Reconstructing Prehistoric Communities’ Mobility in Apulia)

Filloramo, Roberto (2022) R.P.C.M. Apulia (Reconstructing Prehistoric Communities’ Mobility in Apulia), [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze storiche e archeologiche. Memoria, civilta' e patrimonio, 34 Ciclo.
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The research originates in the necessity to bring a new systematic archaeological perspective to the prehistoric background of northern Apulia. Therefore, the aim of the R.P.C.M. Apulia project is to shed new light on a specific chronological arch, from the Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, of the northern part of the Apulia, because the related studies resulted updated to the 70-80’s with some sporadic exception. Moreover, addressing the investigation to the relationship between the communities and the landscape, so how they could exploit the lands and how they could move into this area keeping in touch. To reconstruct the Prehistorical dynamics, it has been necessary first of all to create a database containing all the information about the sites thus to validate them and classifying them according to a model specifically built. The storing operation has been conducted with the software ArcGIS v.10.1 and the sites have been georeferenced on the map as points. It provided the basis on which developing the analysis concerning the mobility (Least Cost Path) and landscape perception (Fuzzy Viewshed Analysis). The first one has been considered to evaluate the mobility into the study area. Therefore, to generate sample paths on the base of the time in reaching a specific point and the terrain trend. The gained information has been collected to hypothesize how they could keep in touch across the chronological changes for purposes related to trading/idea/people exchanges. The visibility analysis has been led to grasp how the groups perceived the landscape through the sight. This datum covered an important role, especially from the Copper Age, concerning the domain and control of the trading ways. The data coming from the mentioned analysis have been used to read into the settlement choices according to the development of the new socio-economic relationships and plan survey activity.

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Filloramo, Roberto
Dottorato di ricerca
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Parole chiave
Landscape Archaeology, Daunia, Puglia, Neolithic, Neolitico, Copper Age, Età del Rame, Bronze Age, Età del Bronzo, GIS, Mobility, Visibility Analysis, Least Cost Path Analysis, Fuzzy Viewshed Analysis, Settlement Distribution, Survey
Data di discussione
21 Novembre 2022

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