T. S. Evans,
R. J. Rivers and
C. Knappett Additional contact information T. S. Evans: Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
R. J. Rivers: Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
C. Knappett: Department of Art, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 6036, 100 St George Street, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada
In this article, we examine a variety of quantitative models for describing archaeological networks, with particular emphasis on the maritime networks of the Aegean Middle Bronze Age. In particular, we discriminate between those gravitational networks that are most likely (maximum entropy) and most efficient (best cost/benefit outcomes).