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.