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Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies : Agent-Based Modeling of Social and Spatial Processes - Timothy A. Kohler

Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies

Agent-Based Modeling of Social and Spatial Processes

By: Timothy A. Kohler (Editor), George G. Gumerman (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1999
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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 modelling societies. It also addresses case studies that have applied agent-based modelling approaches in archaeology, cultural anthropology, primatology, and sociology. Many things set this book apart from any other on modelling in the social sciences, including the emphasis on small-scale societies and the attempts to maximize realism in the modelling efforts applied to social problems and questions. It is an ideal book for professionals in archaeology or cultural anthropology as well as a valuable tool for those studying primatology or computer science.

This collection represents a significant contribution to the agent stimulation research program ... this book contains a wide range of substantive and insight-provoking articles. It should be on the shelf of any scholar interested in the emergence of social stimulation as a distinct approach to the study of human society. In addition to a number of relevant conceptual contributions, it provides an in-depth view of how agent simulation methods can be adapted to the study of empirically rich cases. * David L.Sallach, JASSS * the papers in this book make a strong case for the productiveness of agent-based modelling approaches within a broad complex adaptive systems framework. * Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 11, no. 2 *

Preface 1: Timothy A. Kohler: Putting Social Sciences Together Again: An Introduction to the Volume 2: Irenaeus J. A. te Boekhorst and Charlotte K. Hemelrijk: Nonlinear and Synthetic Models for Primate Societies 3: John W. Pepper and Barbara B. Smuts: The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context: An Agent-Based Model 4: Brian Skyrms: Evolution of Interference 5: Jim E. Doran: Trajectories to Complexity in Artificial Societies: Rationality, Belief, and Emotions 6: Mark Winter Lake: MAGICAL Computer Simulation of Mesolithic Foraging 7: 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. Southwest 8: Jeffrey S. Dean et al.: Understanding Anasazi Culture Change through Agent-Based Modeling 9: J. Stephen Lansing: Anti-Chaos, Common Property, and the Emergence of Cooperation 10: Cathy A. Small: The Political Impact of Marriage in a Virtual Polynesian Society 11: Robert G. Reynolds: The Impact of Raiding on Settlement Patterns in the Northern Valley of Oaxaca: An Approach Using Decision Trees 12: Mark Lehner: The Fractal House of Pharaoh: Ancient Egypt as a Complex Adaptive System, a Trial Formulation 13: Nigel Gilbert: Modeling Sociality: The View from Europe 14: Henry T. Wright: Agent-Based Modeling of Small-Scale Societies: State of the Art and Future Prospects Index

ISBN: 9780195131680
ISBN-10: 0195131681
Series: Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.95  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56