Modelling Identities

A Case Study from the Iron Age of South-East Europe

  • Catalin Nicolae Popa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-13
  3. Catalin Nicolae Popa
    Pages 15-49
  4. Catalin Nicolae Popa
    Pages 51-86
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    Pages 87-121
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    Pages 123-173
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    Pages 175-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-272

About this book


This volume investigates the construction of group identity in Late La Tène South-East Europe using an innovative statistical modelling method. Death and burial theory underlies the potential of mortuary practices for identity research. The sample used for this volumes's research consists of 370 graves, organized in a specially crated database that records funerary ritual; and grave-good information.  In the case of grave-goods, this involved found hierarchically organized categorical variables, which serve to describe each item by combining functional and typological features.

The volume also aims to show the compatibility of archaeological theory and statistical modelling. The discussions from archaeological theory rarely find methodological implementations through statistical methods.  In this volume, theoretical issues form an integrative part of data preparation, method development and result interpretation.


Death and burial theory in archaeology Group identity theory in archaeology Late La Tene South-East Europe Mortuary practices for identity research cluster procedures and analysis in archaeology

Authors and affiliations

  • Catalin Nicolae Popa
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  1. 1.Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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