EF5 – Concepts of Change in Historical Processes



Data-driven Modeling of the Romanization Process of Northern Africa

Project Heads

Friederike Fless, Benjamin Ducke, Natasa Djurdjevac Conrad, Christof Schütte

Project Members

Josephine Brummer (ZIB), Margarita Kostré (ZIB)

Project Duration

01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

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We propose a novel network-based approach for inferring a well-defined range of socio-physical/historical phenomena (processes) from spatio-temporal data (patterns) prevalent in Archaeology. The resulting framework will be tailored to model processes such as innovation spreading, migrations and settlement development based on real-world 4D archaeological data. To provide a proof-of-concept, the framework will be applied to the archaeological evidence for the Romanization of Northern Africa.

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