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2016 | 68 | 25-38
Article title

What does the bell-distribution hide? Spatial behavior and demographic development of the Funnel Beaker culture populations in Bronocice region, Poland

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Spatial archaeology usually links population estimates to settlement functions. Normal (Gaussian) or binomial distributions of a variable reflecting population values are used for groups of sites identified as seasonal occupations, hamlets, villages, centers etc. However, using this approach the demographic development remains hidden in bell-curves. To solve this issue we propose a research procedure that considers spatio-demographic development of the population. Application of this procedure to Funnel Beaker sites in the Bronocice region led to the identification of at least 7 sub-phases in the ‘classical’ period Bronocice 3 (BR II) and 4 (BR III) and could be increased to 8-9 sub-phases.
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68
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25-38
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  • Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 12 Heroiv Stalingrada, Kyiv, Ukraine 04210, oleksandr.diachenko@gmail.com
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  • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska st. 17, 31016 Kraków, Poland, kruk@archeo.pan.krakow.pl
  • Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY Ellicott Complex, Buffalo, NY 14261-0026 USA, smilis@buffalo.edu
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