Agent-Based Modelling and Archaeological Complexity

  • David J. PozaEmail author
  • Ricardo del Olmo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


This paper presents a brief overview of social simulation in the field of Archaeology. It has been conducted from an agent-based modelling focus, a very interesting and valid methodology for modelling prehistoric societies. The second part of this work presents an application of this methodology in a specific model that analyses the emergence of ethnicity in a prehistoric society.


Archaeology Agent-based modelling Social simulation Ethnicity 



The authors acknowledge support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation Project CSD2010-00034 (SimulPast CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010) and by the Regional Government of Castile and Leon (Spain) Project VA056A12-2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INSISOC. E.I. IndustrialesUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering, Higher Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of BurgosBurgosSpain

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