Trends in Archaeological Network Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

  • Tom Brughmans University of Oxford
  • Matt Peeples Arizona State University

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of major trends in archaeological network research through a bibliometric analysis of the full corpus of publications on the topic between 1965 and 2016. It illustrates we can begin identifying the outlines of a new sub-discipline within archaeology with its distinct traditions, including a diversity of research approaches, dedicated events and preferred publication venues. This sub-discipline is at a similar stage of development as historical network research, and we argue that archaeologists and historians alike interested in establishing network research as a key tool for exploring social change will have a greater chance for success to the extent that we actively collaborate, pool resources, engage in common community activities and publications, and learn from each other’s mistakes.

Published
2017-10-14
How to Cite
Brughmans, T., & Peeples, M. (2017). Trends in Archaeological Network Research: A Bibliometric Analysis. Journal Of Historical Network Research, 1(1), 1-24. doi:10.25517/jhnr.v1i1.10