In this paper we present SAGAscape, an agent-based model of resource exploitation and subsistence strategies to explore the human impact of hilltop settlements on the natural environment in the study area of Sagalassos (southwest Turkey) during the Iron Age to Hellenistic period.


In this paper we discuss the evidence of synoikismos as a driver for polis formation in southwest Anatolia and its potential role in the urban transformation of Sagalassos during the Hellenistic period.

Social Complexity and Complexity Economics. Studying Socio-economic Systems at Düzen Tepe and Sagalassos (SW Turkey).

Operationalizing the framework of complexity economics in archaeology through proxies of material culture production.

Review and roadmap of online learning platforms

This paper reviews a set of online learning platforms for the dissemination of digital archaeology.

Origin of Polis

This paper traces the origin and development of the polis as a political and urban phenomenon in southwest Anatolia, focusing on Lycia in a comparative approach with the neighbouring regions of Pisidia and Pamphylia.

Disentangling ecological and taphonomic signals in ancient food webs

This paper traces the impact of fossilization on inferences of ancient community structure and network topology.

Social Complexity and Complex Systems in Archaeology

Recent book about the study of social complexity using an approach built on complex systems thinking.

Formal Modelling Approaches to Complexity Science. A Manifesto

This paper presents a ten-point manifesto that articulates arguments for the more common use in Roman Studies of perspectives, concepts and tools from the broader field of complexity sciences.

Building communities

In this paper, a model of community formation and organizational complexity is presented, focusing on the fundamental role of social interactions and information transmission for the development of complex social organisation.

The Hellenistic Pottery Repertoire made at Sagalassos.

Typological classification of the early and middle Hellenistic pottery assemblage from Sagalassos.

On Complex Archaeologies

This article surveys a number of approaches in complex systems thinking and their relevance for applications in the field of archaeology. The presented framework shows how structures of social organization and development of social complexity can be inferred from the archaeological record.