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

Edited By: Timothy A Kohler and George G Gummerman

398 pages, 75 line illus, maps

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2000 | #113442 | ISBN: 0195131681
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #113441 | ISBN: 0195131673
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Presents the most up-to-date research in the study of human and primate societies, including recent advances in software and algorithms for modelling societies.


Preface; 1. Putting Social Sciences Together Again: An Introduction to the Volume; 2. Nonlinear and Synthetic Models for Primate Societies; 3. The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context: An Agent-Based Model; 4. Evolution of Inference; 5. Trajectories to Complexity in Artificial Societies: Rationality, Belief, and Emotions; 6. MAGICAL Computer Simulation of Mesolithic Foraging; 7. Be There Then: A Modeling Approach to Settlement Determinants and Spatial Efficiency among Late Ancestral Pueblo Populations of the Mesa Verde Region, US Southwest; 8. Understanding Anasazi Culture Change through Agent-Based Modeling; 9. Anti-Chaos, Common Property, and the Emergence of Cooperation; 10. The Political Impact of Marriage in a Virtual Polynesian Society; 11. The Impact of Raiding on Settlement Patterns in the Northern Valley of Oaxaca: An Approach Using Decision Trees; 12. The Fractal House of Pharaoh: Ancient Egypt as a Complex Adaptive System, a Trial Formation; 13. Modeling Sociality: The View from Europe; 14. Agent-Based Modeling of Small-Scale Societies: State of the Art and Future Prospects

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