Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies: Agent-Based Modeling of Social and Spatial Processes

Paperback | February 25, 2000

EditorTimothy A. Kohler, George G. Gumerman

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As part of the SFI series, this book presents the most up-to-date research in the study of human and primate societies, presenting recent advances in software and algorithms for modeling societies. It also addresses case studies that have applied agent-based modeling approaches in archaeology,cultural anthropology, primatology, and sociology. Many things set this book apart from any other on modeling in the social sciences, including the emphasis on small-scale societies and the attempts to maximize realism in the modeling efforts applied to social problems and questions. It is an idealbook for professionals in archaeology or cultural anthropology as well as a valuable tool for those studying primatology or computer science.

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As part of the SFI series, this book presents the most up-to-date research in the study of human and primate societies, presenting recent advances in software and algorithms for modeling societies. It also addresses case studies that have applied agent-based modeling approaches in archaeology,cultural anthropology, primatology, and soc...

Timothy A. Kohler is at Washington State University. George G. Gummerman is at University of Arizona.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:February 25, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Timothy A. Kohler: Putting Social Sciences Together Again: An Introduction to the Volume2. Irenaeus J. A. te Boekhorst and Charlotte K. Hemelrijk: Nonlinear and Synthetic Models for Primate Societies3. John W. Pepper and Barbara B. Smuts: The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context: An Agent-Based Model4. Brian Skyrms: Evolution of Interference5. Jim E. Doran: Trajectories to Complexity in Artificial Societies: Rationality, Belief, and Emotions6. Mark Winter Lake: MAGICAL Computer Simulation of Mesolithic Foraging7. Timothy A. Kohler et al.: Be There Then: A Modeling Approach to Settlement Determinants and Spatial Efficiency among Late Ancestral Pueblo Populations of the Mesa Verde Region, U.S. Southwest8. Jeffrey S. Dean et al.: Understanding Anasazi Culture Change through Agent-Based Modeling9. J. Stephen Lansing: Anti-Chaos, Common Property, and the Emergence of Cooperation10. Cathy A. Small: The Political Impact of Marriage in a Virtual Polynesian Society11. Robert G. Reynolds: The Impact of Raiding on Settlement Patterns in the Northern Valley of Oaxaca: An Approach Using Decision Trees12. Mark Lehner: The Fractal House of Pharaoh: Ancient Egypt as a Complex Adaptive System, a Trial Formulation13. Nigel Gilbert: Modeling Sociality: The View from Europe14. Henry T. Wright: Agent-Based Modeling of Small-Scale Societies: State of the Art and Future ProspectsIndex