Our article Urbanity as a process and the role of relative network properties — a case study from the Early Iron Age is discussing

  • urbanity as process rather than a system state,
  • the integration of Christallers central place theory and network approaches to centrality,
  • the translation of network centrality indices into a Christaller framework, and
  • the role a kind of middle class in the proto-urban processes at the Iron Age site Heuneburg.