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Road and Transport Networks

New publication by A. Pažout, T. Brughmans, and P. de Soto.

Pažout, A., Brughmans, T. and de Soto, P. (2023): “Road and Transport Networks”. Reference Module in Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90799-6.00044-6



The entry provides an overview of the evidence for the development and variety of roads from prehistory to the Medieval period, with special attention to the Ancient Near East and the Roman world. Research methodologies related to the identification and study of the physical remains of roads are discussed, as well as spatial and network analyses and their application to study roads and transport networks. The contribution of linked open data and gazetteers is highlighted as possible future directions in road network research.