Community formation


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.

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.

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.