In this series, Arianna Sacco writes about her research. Her research focuses on the Second Intermediate Period in ancient Egypt. In these articles, Arianna devotes particular attention to her approach to studying this period, which makes extensive use of network analysis.
The first step when conducting network analysis is to select what material to include in your database and how to structure the data. I explain how you would go about creating a database, and how your database impacts the analysis of the evidence.
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.