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Title: Long-Term Spatial Dynamics and City-State Development in the Anapodaris Catchment (South-Central Crete, Greece)
Author(s): DRILLAT, Quentin
Volume: 97 Date: 2022
This paper proposes to model historically coherent microregions in which long-term dynamics of spatial organization can be studied. Using published datasets from a 520 km2 catchment area in south-central Crete (Greece), settlement evolution is traced by evolutionary trajectories whose variability is then analyzed with State Sequence Analysis. Around diachronically major settlements from Early Iron Age to the Hellenistic period, microregions are modeled using Site Catchment Analysis based on a modeled road network. This enables us to observe the development of small rural city-states, and to date the start of their formation process to the 9th century BC.