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Surface, Point, Line and Network

  • Journal of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • 2022, 79(1), pp.9-47
  • DOI : 10.17326/jhsnu.79.1.202202.9
  • Publisher : Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : January 20, 2022
  • Accepted : February 10, 2022
  • Published : February 28, 2022

Kim, Jongil 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

In recent archaeological research, a close relation between material and human beings has been newly theorised and alternative hypotheses on the formation of ethnic groups and human migration has been suggested with dramatic developments of analytic technology in the natural sciences, such as archaeogenetics and bioinformatics, which has replaced megatheories which led hitherto archaeological theory and paradigm shifts in it. Social Network Theory, adopted first in social science, was introduced to archaeological research and enabled the finding of important archaeological phenomena that had been ignored or unrecognised thus far. Nevertheless network analysis was not simply developed and introduced from the outside; there already existed some similar ideas and discussions with network analysis within archaeology. The ways of understanding objects through their contextual relation in Phenomenology and Analytic Philosophy are also closely related with network analysis. Therefore, network analysis was developed in other disciplines but was considered and ‘domesticated’ within archaeological thought and context, rather than just simply being adopted into archaeology. This fact suggests that the interpretation of results drawn from network analysis on actual data is not enough as long as it is limited to a simple description of visible patterns. Rather it can be clearly shown that the results should be significantly and sensitively interpreted when analysis is carried out within an archaeological context.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.