Simulating Prehistoric and Ancient Worlds

Juan A. Barcelo (Redaktør) ; Florencia Del Castillo (Redaktør)

This book presents a unique selection of fully reviewed, extended papers originally presented at the Social Simulation Conference 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Only papers on the simulation of historical processes have been selected, the aim being to present theories and methods of computer simulation that can be relevant to understanding the past. Les mer
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This book presents a unique selection of fully reviewed, extended papers originally presented at the Social Simulation Conference 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Only papers on the simulation of historical processes have been selected, the aim being to present theories and methods of computer simulation that can be relevant to understanding the past. Applications range from the Paleolithic and the origins of social life up to the Roman Empire and Early Modern societies. Case studies from Europe, America, Africa and Asia have been selected for publication. The extensive introduction offers a thorough review of the computer simulation of social dynamics in past societies as a means of understanding human history. This book will be of great interest to researchers in the social sciences, archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, and social history.

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Simulating the Human Past for Understanding the Present. A critical review.- Multi-Scale Agent-Based Simulation of Long-Term Dispersal Processes: Towards a Sophisticated Simulation Model of Hominin Dispersal.- An Agent-Based Model of Resource Distribution on Hunter-Gatherer Foraging Strategies: Clumped Habitats Favor Lower Mobility, but Result in Higher Foraging Returns.- Testing Brantingham's Neutral Model: The Effect of Spatial Clustering on Stone Raw Material Procurement.- Population Spread and Cultural Transmission in Neolithic Transitions.- Modelling Routeways in a Landscape of Esker and Bog.- Modelling Cultural Shift: Application to Processes of Language Displacement.- Pathways for Scale and Discipline Reconciliation: Current Sociological Modelling Methodologies to Explore and Reconstitute Human Prehistoric Dynamics.- Simulating Land Use of Prehistoric Wetland Settlements: Did Excessive Resource Use Necessitate a Highly Dynamic Settlement System?.- Revisiting the Dynamics Between two Ancient Japanese Descent Groups: What happened from the Jomon to the Yayoi Periods in Japan.- Cultural and Genetic Transmission in the Jomon-Yayoi Transition Examined in Agent-Based Demographic Simulation.- Economic Sustainability in Relation to Demographic Decline of Celtic Agglomerations in Central Europe - Multiple-Scenario Approach.- Zambeziland: A Canonical Theory and Agent-Based Model of Polity Cycling in the Zambezi Plateau, Southern Africa.- Personalities, Physiology, Institutions and Genetics: Simulating Ancient Societies with Intelligent Virtual Agents.