New project papers

This week, the proceedings of the LAC2014 conference have been published in Open Access at It includes the papers of the session “Computational modeling in landscape archaeology: back to the drawing board?” organized and edited by Philip Verhagen, Marieka Brouwer Burg and Thomas G. Whitley. Two project-related papers can be found here: Simulating the Farm: Computational Modelling of Cattle and Sheep Herd Dynamics for the Analysis of Past Animal Husbandry Practices and Modelling the Dynamics of Demography in the Dutch Roman Limes Zone.

Last week, we also published a paper with Ivo Vossen in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, on dealing with the chronological difficulties in our archaeological database. It is available in Open Access: Now you see them, now you don’t: Defining and using a flexible chronology of sites for spatial analysis of Roman settlement in the Dutch river area.

Paper on local network metrics out

Our second project paper was published today, on testing the robustness of local network metrics. It was published in Frontiers in Digital Humanities, a new Open Access journal that we can recommend for the efficiency of its reviewing and publishing procedures. We would also like to thank Dr. Tom Brughmans, the editor of the special issue on ‘Network Science Approaches for the Study of Past Long-Term Social Processes’ for inviting us to submit.