Reconstruction of Prehistoric Settlement Network Using Agent-Based Model in NetLogo
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- Olševičová K., Procházka J., Danielisová A. (2015) Reconstruction of Prehistoric Settlement Network Using Agent-Based Model in NetLogo. In: Bajo J. et al. (eds) Highlights of Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability - The PAAMS Collection. PAAMS 2015. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 524. Springer, Cham
We provide an overview of agent-based and network-based computational models in archaeology. Then we suggest a sample model of gradual spatial dispersion of late Iron Age settlement network regarding the probable existence of central sites and settlement hierarchies. The model is based on archaeological research hypotheses and fragmented archaeological evidence of sites in Central Europe. The aim of the model is to enable experimenting with relevant combinations of parameters and triggers and to provide the dynamic picture of the emergence of the prehistoric settlement network.