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Integrating Qualitative and Social Science Factors in Archaeological Modelling

  • Mehdi Saqalli
  • Marc Vander Linden
Book

Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)

Also part of the Simulating the Past book sub series (SIPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Juan A. Barceló, Florencia Del Castillo, Laura Mameli, Franceso J. Miguel, Xavier Vilà
    Pages 55-89
  3. R. Alexander Bentley, Michael J. O’Brien
    Pages 91-108
  4. Florent Le Néchet, Christophe Coupé, Hélène Mathian, Lena Sanders
    Pages 109-135
  5. Francesco Carrer, Graeme Sarson, Andrew Baggaley, Anvar Shukurov, Diego E. Angelucci
    Pages 185-216
  6. Mehdi Saqalli, Marc Vander Linden
    Pages 217-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book

Introduction

This book covers the methodological, epistemological and practical issues of integrating qualitative and socio-anthropological factors into archaeological modeling. This text fills the gap between conceptual modeling (which usually relies on narratives describing the life of a past community) and formalized/computer-based modeling which are usually environmentally-determined. Methods combining both environmental and social issues through niche and agent-based modeling are presented. These methods help to translate data from paleo-environmental and archaeological society life cycles (such as climate and landscape changes) into the local spatial scale. 

The epistemological discussions will appeal to readers as well as the resilience socio-anthropological factors provide facing climatic fluctuations. Integrating Qualitative and Social Science Factors in Archaeological Modelling will appeal to students and researchers in the field.


  • Features the integration of socio-anthropological factors (such as inheritance or locality) into conceptual modeling;
  • Contains several examples of formalization case studies; each one describing a method dealing with socio-anthropological factors;
  • Includes an epistemological analysis of the way factors are integrated and/or formalized for reducing the gap between environmentally-deterministic and socio-anthropological-formalized modelling.

Keywords

prehistoric societies and modeling agent based modeling and history socio-anthropological modeling dynamics in human and primate societies model-based archaeology ancestors and algorithms

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehdi Saqalli
    • 1
  • Marc Vander Linden
    • 2
  1. 1.UMR CNRS 5602 GEODEGéographie de l’Environnement Maison de la Recherche, Université Toulouse 2 Jean JaurèsToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of Cambridge CB2 3DzCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12723-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12722-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12723-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-9574
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-9582
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