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

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Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies presents agent-based modeling studies from archaeologists, ethnologists, sociologists, philosophers, and primatologists that examine these social and spatial dynamics without ignoring their complexity or compromising replicability. With an emphasis on small-scale societies in an effort to maximize realism in the modeling efforts applied to social evolution, this volume is an important step toward an actor-oriented, cross-disciplinary approach to understanding human behavior...
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Overview

Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies presents agent-based modeling studies from archaeologists, ethnologists, sociologists, philosophers, and primatologists that examine these social and spatial dynamics without ignoring their complexity or compromising replicability. With an emphasis on small-scale societies in an effort to maximize realism in the modeling efforts applied to social evolution, this volume is an important step toward an actor-oriented, cross-disciplinary approach to understanding human behavior over time." "Presenting recent advances in software and algorithms for modeling societies, Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies is an ideal book for professionals in archaeology and cultural anthropology as well as a valuable tool for those studying primatology and computer science.
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Table of Contents

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

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