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Settlement continuity
(490 words)

[German version]

By SC the historical study of settlement understands uninterrupted continuation of a society of settlers for any longer period of time in one place, preferably across epoch boundaries. SC arises a) when one society of settlers adheres to its residential and economic space, or b) when a particular place of settlement is visited by societies of settlers continuously over quite a long period. Corresponding to the modern understanding of the term 'settlement' as a unit of residential and economic area, today the ter…

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Kuhnen, Hans-Peter (Trier), “Settlement continuity”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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