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Bonnier, A., Finné, M. & Weiberg, E. (2019). Examining Land-Use through GIS-Based Kernel Density Estimation: A Re-Evaluation of Legacy Data from the Berbati-Limnes Survey. Journal of field archaeology, 44(2), 70-83
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2019 (English)In: Journal of field archaeology, ISSN 0093-4690, E-ISSN 2042-4582, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 70-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The use of archaeological survey data for evaluation of landscape dynamics has commonly been concerned with the distribution of settlements and changes in number of recorded sites over time. Here we present a new quantitative approach to survey-based legacy data, which allows further assessments of the spatial configuration of possible land-use areas. Utilizing data from an intensive archaeological survey in the Berbati-Limnes area, Greece, we demonstrate how GIS-based kernel density estimations (KDE) can be used to produce cluster-based density surfaces that may be linked to past land-use strategies. By relating density surfaces to elevation and slope, it is also possible to quantify shifts in the use of specific environments on a regional scale, allowing us to model and visualize land-use dynamics over time. In this respect, the approach provides more multifaceted information to be drawn from archaeological legacy data, providing an extended platform for research on human-environment interactions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019
Keywords
landscape archaeology, legacy data, archaeological GIS, kernel density estimation, archaeological survey, ancient land-use, Berbati-Limnes survey
National Category
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379264 (URN)10.1080/00934690.2019.1570481 (DOI)000459639200001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1181
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Weiberg, E., Bevan, A., Kouli, K., Katsianis, M., Woodbridge, J., Bonnier, A., . . . Shennan, S. (2019). Long-term trends of land use and demography in Greece: A comparative study. The Holocene, 29(5), 742-760
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2019 (English)In: The Holocene, ISSN 0959-6836, E-ISSN 1477-0911, Vol. 29, no 5, p. 742-760Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper offers a comparative study of land use and demographic development in northern and southern Greece from the Neolithic to the Byzantine period. Results from summed probability densities (SPD) of archaeological radiocarbon dates and settlement numbers derived from archaeological site surveys are combined with results from cluster-based analysis of published pollen core assemblages to offer an integrated view of human pressure on the Greek landscape through time. We demonstrate that SPDs offer a useful approach to outline differences between regions and a useful complement to archaeological site surveys, evaluated here especially for the onset of the Neolithic and for the Final Neolithic (FN)/Early Bronze Age (EBA) transition. Pollen analysis highlight differences in vegetation between the two sub-regions, but also several parallel changes. The comparison of land cover dynamics between two sub-regions of Greece further demonstrates the significance of the bioclimatic conditions of core locations and that apparent oppositions between regions may in fact be two sides of the same coin in terms of socio-ecological trajectories. We also assess the balance between anthropogenic and climate-related impacts on vegetation and suggest that climatic variability was as an important factor for vegetation regrowth. Finally, our evidence suggests that the impact of humans on land cover is amplified from the Late Bronze Age (LBA) onwards as more extensive herding and agricultural practices are introduced.

Keywords
archaeology, Greece, land cover, land use, pollen, summed probability densities
National Category
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Research subject
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-377125 (URN)10.1177/0959683619826641 (DOI)000468293200004 ()
Projects
Domesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1181
Available from: 2019-02-14 Created: 2019-02-14 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Weiberg, E., Hughes, R. E., Finné, M., Bonnier, A. & Kaplan, J. O. (2019). Mediterranean land use systems from prehistory to antiquity: a case study from Peloponnese (Greece). Journal of Land Use Science, 14(1), 1-20
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Land Use Science, ISSN 1747-423X, E-ISSN 1747-4248, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding the sustainability of land use systems over time requires an accounting of the diversity of land uses and their varying influences on the environment. Here we present a standardized review of land use systems in the Peloponnese, Greece, from the Neolithic to the Roman period (similar to 6500 BC-AD 300). Using a combination of sources, we synthesize the fundamental information required to characterize and quantify the spatial requirements of land use. We contextualize our results in a discussion of temporal trends, the probable drivers of change, and how these changes can be integrated with the general knowledge of these societies and the overall effect of land use across time. While our review concentrates on the Peloponnese, our methodology is widely applicable where suitable archaeological and historical records are available, and is broadly representative of the prehistoric and early historical evolution of agricultural land use systems in the eastern Mediterranean.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019
Keywords
Sustainable land use, land use modelling, human-environment interactions, Aegean prehistory, classical antiquity, Greece
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396137 (URN)10.1080/1747423X.2019.1639836 (DOI)000475973000001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1181EU, European Research Council, 313797
Available from: 2019-11-08 Created: 2019-11-08 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Weiberg, E., Hughes, R. E., Finné, M., Bonnier, A. & Kaplan, J. O. (2019). Mediterranean land use systems from prehistory to antiquity: a case study from Peloponnese (Greece). Journal of Land Use Science, 14(1), 1-20
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Land Use Science, ISSN 1747-423X, E-ISSN 1747-4248, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding the sustainability of land use systems over time requires an accounting of the diversity of land uses and their varying influences on the environment. Here we present a standardized review of land use systems in the Peloponnese, Greece, from the Neolithic to the Roman period (similar to 6500 BC-AD 300). Using a combination of sources, we synthesize the fundamental information required to characterize and quantify the spatial requirements of land use. We contextualize our results in a discussion of temporal trends, the probable drivers of change, and how these changes can be integrated with the general knowledge of these societies and the overall effect of land use across time. While our review concentrates on the Peloponnese, our methodology is widely applicable where suitable archaeological and historical records are available, and is broadly representative of the prehistoric and early historical evolution of agricultural land use systems in the eastern Mediterranean.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS, 2019
Keywords
Sustainable land use, land use modelling, human-environment interactions, Aegean prehistory, classical antiquity, Greece
National Category
Climate Research Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396817 (URN)10.1080/1747423X.2019.1639836 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1181EU, European Research Council, 313797
Available from: 2019-11-11 Created: 2019-11-11 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Hughes, R. E., Weiberg, E., Bonnier, A., Finné, M. & Kaplan, J. O. (2018). Quantifying Land Use in Past Societies from Cultural Practice and Archaeological Data. Land, 7(1), Article ID 9.
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2018 (English)In: Land, ISSN ISSN 2073-445X, Vol. 7, no 1, article id 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quantitative reconstructions of past land use facilitate comparisons between livelihoods in space and time. However, comparison between different types of land use strategies is challenging as land use has a multitude of expressions and intensities. The quantitative method presented here facilitates the exploration and synthetization of uneven archaeological and textual evidence from past societies. The approach quantifies the area required for habitation, agriculture, arboriculture, pasturage, and fuel supply, based on a combination of archaeological, historical, ethnographic and modern evidence from the relevant geographical region. It is designed to stimulate discussion and can be used to test a wide range of hypotheses regarding local and regional economies, ancient trade and redistribution, and the resilience and/or vulnerability of past societies to environmental change. The method also helps identify where our gaps in knowledge are in understanding past human–environment interaction, the ecological footprint of past cultures and their influence on the landscape in a transparent and quantitative manner. The present article focuses especially on the impact of dietary estimates and crop yield estimates, two main elements in calculating land use in past societies due to their uncertainty as well as their significant impact on calculations. By employing archaeological data, including botanical, zoological and isotopic evidence, alongside available textual sources, this method seeks to improve land use and land cover change models by increasing their representativeness and accuracy.

Keywords
agriculture; pasture; woodlot; population; subsistence; land use; archaeology
National Category
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341745 (URN)10.3390/land7010009 (DOI)000428560100007 ()
Projects
Domesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1181EU, European Research Council, 313797
Available from: 2018-02-14 Created: 2018-02-14 Last updated: 2018-08-23Bibliographically approved
Bonnier, A. (2015). Creating a common polity. Religion, economy, and politics in the making of the Greek koinon [Review]. Opuscula: Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 8, 189-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating a common polity. Religion, economy, and politics in the making of the Greek koinon
2015 (English)In: Opuscula: Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, ISSN 2000-0898, Vol. 8, p. 189-190Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279223 (URN)000366338900008 ()
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
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