Exploring economic integration of peasant settlements in Roman Central Spain (1st c. − 3rd c. AD)

Fernando Moreno-Navarro*, Tom Brughmans, Jesús Bermejo Tirado

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Preventive excavations in the metropolitan area of Madrid (Spain) resulted in the study of the archaeological record of a number of Roman non-elite rural sites, which uniquely allow for the analysis of ancient peasant economies in central Roman Spain. We engage with current debates on the economic roles and integration of peasant sites in the Roman imperial economy, and report on the application of a network science method to the economic networks established among these settlements. The Louvain modularity measure is used to explore two competing hypotheses on the level of integration or segregation of peasant communities within the Roman economy. The results suggest a pattern of weak integration that was maintained with little change between the 1st and the 3rd century CE.
TidsskriftJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2023


  • Household archaeology
  • Integration/segregation
  • Louvain modularity
  • Network science
  • Peasant economies
  • Roman Spain
  • Roman economy


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