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Title: Revisiting Interaction Spheres
Subtitle: Social boundaries and technology on inner and outermost frontiers
Author(s): WRIGHT, Rita P.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 37 Date: 2002
In this paper, I review some of the history of early development of theories that account for interregional interaction in order to contextualize contributions made by Lamberg-Karlovsky. In subsequent sections, I revisit the interaction sphere concept in light of recent studies of social boundaries in which material culture and technology are identified as signatures of social interaction, a topic strongly akin to the interaction sphere concept. In a final section, I reconsider results of my own research in the Indo-Iranian Borderlands in light of recently published evidence from the Oman Peninsula and new understandings of the relationship of technologies to social boundaries.