Attila Gyucha

Attila Gyucha

Primary Field
Archaeology
http://anthropology.uga.edu
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Aggregation, nucleation, and dispersal Comparative urban studies Sustainability and resilience Early farming societies Human-environmental interaction Paleoenvironmental reconstruction Settlement pattern analysis Prehistoric Southeast and Central Europe Cultural heritage protection and management Museum studies
Biography

As an anthropological archaeologist, my research focuses on the evolution of nucleated settlements from a cross-cultural and cross-temporal perspective. This research integrates a breadth of theoretical approaches and explores the factors that result in people aggregating permanently in close quarters, the adaptive strategies and innovative resolutions taken to overcome challenges related to population number, density, the social heterogeneity implemented in order to develop and sustain social cohesion and integrity, and the overall social, cultural, and environmental impacts that the development of nucleated sites bring about. Using a multidisciplinary and multiscalar approach and employing hands-on field, remote sensing, and geo-information methodologies, I examine these questions primarily in regard to early farming societies in Southeast Europe. This primary research is complemented by my interest in comparative examinations on sustainability and resilience as those concepts relate to the trajectories of population centers throughout history -- from prehistoric aggregated villages to contemporary megalopolises.

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