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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

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. ISSN 0003-598X

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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 spatial 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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Foster, Dr Sally
Authors: Foster, S.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Antiquity
Publisher:Antiquity Publications
ISSN:0003-598X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1989 Antiquity Publications
First Published:First published in Antiquity 63(238):40-50
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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