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This volume introduces the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model (CCIM), a visual tool for studying the exchanges that take place between different cultures in borderland areas or across long distances. The model helps researchers untangle complex webs of connections among people, landscapes, and artifacts, and can be used to support multiple theoretical viewpoints.

Through case studies, contributors apply the CCIM to various regions and time periods, including Roman Europe, the Greek province of Thessaly in the Late Bronze Age, the ancient Egyptian-Nubian frontier, colonial Greenland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Mississippian realm of Cahokia, ancient Costa Rica and Panama, and the Moquegua Valley of Peru in the early Middle Horizon period. They adapt the model to best represent their data, successfully plotting connections in many different dimensions, including geography, material culture, religion and spirituality, and ideology. The model enables them to expose what motivates people to participate in cultural exchange, as well as the influences that people reject in these interactions.

These results demonstrate the versatility and analytical power of the CCIM. Bridging the gap between theory and data, this tool can prompt users to rethink previous interpretations of their research, leading to new ideas, new theories, and new directions for future study.

Contributors: Meghan E. Buchanan | Michele R. Buzon | Kirk Costion | Bryan Feuer | Ulrike Matthies Green | Scott Palumbo | Stuart Tyson Smith | Peter Andreas Toft | Peter S. Wells

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. A Porous Line: Exploring the Visual Representation of Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands
  2. Ulrike Matthies Green and Kirk E. Costion
  3. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. Cross-Frontier Interactions in Roman Europe, AD 100–350: The Graphic Model Applied
  2. Peter S. Wells
  3. pp. 14-34
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  1. 3. Modeling Differential Cultural Interaction in Late Bronze Age Thessaly
  2. Bryan Feuer
  3. pp. 35-63
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  1. 4. Modeling Complex Cultural Encounters in Contact and Colonial Greenland, 1690–1900: Possibilities and Limitations of the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model
  2. Peter Andreas Toft
  3. pp. 64-88
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  1. 5. Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Borderland
  2. Stuart Tyson Smith and Michele R. Buzon
  3. pp. 89-113
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  1. 6. Reconfiguring Regional Interactions in the Face of Cahokian Decline: A View from the Common Field Site, Missouri
  2. Meghan E. Buchanan
  3. pp. 114-142
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  1. 7. Conspicuous Consumption in Ancient Costa Rica and Panama
  2. Scott Palumbo
  3. pp. 143-166
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  1. 8. Graphically Modeling the Prehistory of Regional Interactions in the Moquegua Valley, Southern Peru
  2. Kirk E. Costion and Ulrike Matthies Green
  3. pp. 167-191
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  1. 9. Conclusion
  2. Ulrike Matthies Green and Kirk E. Costion
  3. pp. 192-200
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-214
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813052298
MARC Record
OCLC
1030438030
Pages
226
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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