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# Arianna Sacco

## Contributor

Arianna Sacco was born and raised in Naples, Southern Italy. She has a PhD in Egyptology from Leiden University (2021). She studied regionalization of material culture in ancient Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, using network analysis. She is an expert in applying digital methods in archaeology.

She has a BA (2007) and an MA (2009) in Archaeology, with a specialized curriculum for ancient Egypt, from L’Orientale University in Naples. She has a second MA (2012) in Interdisciplinary Approaches to History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Thessaly in Volos (Greece).

As of 1 September 2021, she will conduct two years’ worth of postdoctoral research into Egyptian pottery at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, thanks to a Rubicon grant recently awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

# Few but good

## The eigenvector centrality and its meaning

The fourth and last of the most common measures used in network analysis is the eigenvector centrality. In this article, you will discover its meaning, how to make use of it and how to calculate it.

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# I know a guy who knows a guy…

## The closeness centrality and its meaning

The third one of the most common measures used in network analysis is the closeness centrality. In this article, you will discover how to make use of it and how you can calculate it mathematically.

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# Between you and me

## Betweenness centrality and related measures

One of the most common measures used in network analysis is betweenness centrality. In this article, you will learn how to make use of it and which algorithms are used to calculate it.

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# Does size matter?

## Measures in network analysis

In order to get a good understanding of the inner workings of network analysis, you need to get familiar with the mathematical algorithms that are used to generate the networks.

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# Weaving a better web

## How to make your web appealing

Continuing her series on network analysis, Arianna explains how graphs are not only tools to use in your research, but also powerful instruments to show your results to others. She explains how you can manipulate your graphs to present information.

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# Becoming a spider

## Learning how to weave your web

In network analysis, the shape of the network that you build, as well as what your graph looks like, and in general the results of the analysis, all depend on the matrix. Therefore, the way you structure the matrix is important.

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# Not a magic wand

## Picking an application for conducting network analysis

In this article, the fourth in a series on network analysis, Arianna reviews three software applications that she has tried for her research. She will explain the reasons why she opted to use ORA.

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# This is the way

## Establishing the direction your network will take

When studying networks, there are fundamental aspects that you need to consider and options that you need to weigh during the first steps of your analysis.

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# A maze of choices

## How do you select which data to analyse?

The first step when conducting network analysis is to select what material to include in your database and how to structure the data. Arianna explains how you would go about creating a database, and how your database impacts the analysis of the evidence.

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# Network analysis in archaeology

## The importance of methodology

The way we look at archaeological remains shape what we think about our past. In studying the Second Intermediate Period, a lesser-known part of Egyptian history, a new methodology has proven useful: network analysis.

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