Recent Researches in Archeological department in Glasgow University
Modelling of movement is a key part of understanding prehistoric networks from daily subsistence to regional exchange systems, settlement location choices, resources extraction and nomadism. The most common tools for this task are developed for foot or motor transport and modern transport systems. Archaeological models of mobility are by necessity built with these as foundational elements.
This project should use a range of data including human and animal physiology, the physical characteristics of transport media, historic accounts and instruction manuals, reconstruction, observational studies and faunal analysis to develop robust and transferable approaches to modelling premodern mobility.