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