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The model-based archaeology of socionatural systems

Author: Timothy A Kohler; Sander Ernst van der Leeuw
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School for Advanced Research Press, ©2007.
Series: School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"How should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models - possible explanations for the data. This book is about new developments in applying dynamic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Model-based archaeology of socionatural systems.
Santa Fe, N.M. : School for Advanced Research Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)649887795
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy A Kohler; Sander Ernst van der Leeuw
ISBN: 1930618875 9781930618879
OCLC Number: 76794742
Notes: "A School for Advanced Research resident scholar book."
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : historical socionatural systems and models / Timothy A. Kohler and Sander van der Leeuw --
Continuity and change in different domains of culture : an emerging approach to understanding diversity in technological traditions / Peter Jordan --
Modeling the role of resilience in socioenvironmental co-evolution : the middle Rhône Valley between 1000 BC and AD 1000 / Jean-François Berger, Laure Nuninger, and Sander van der Leeuw --
Settlement ecodynamics in the prehispanic central mesa verde region / Timothy A. Kohler, C. David Johnson, Mark Varien [and others] --
The emergence of inequality in small-scale societies : simple scenarios and agent-based simulations / Eric Alden Smith and Jung-Kyoo Choi --
Human ecodynamics in the Hawaiian ecosystem, from 1200 to 200 yr BP / Patrick V. Kirch, Oliver A. Chadwick, Shripad Tuljapurkar [and others] --
The spread of farming into central Europe and its consequences : evolutionary models / Stephen Shennan --
Stylized models to analyze robustness of irrigation systems / Marco A. Janssen and John M. Anderies --
Modeling settlement systems in a dynamic environment : case studies from Mesopotamia / Tony J. Wilkinson, McGuire Gibson, John H. Christiansen [and others] --
Evolution towards complexity in a coastal desert environment : the Early Bronze Age in the Ja'alan, Sultanate of Oman / Serge Cleuziou.
Series Title: School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Sander E. van der Leeuw.
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Taken together, the chapters in this volume constitute an argument for a new way of thinking about how archaeology is (and should be) conducted.  Read more...

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