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Early FarmersThe View from Archaeology and Science$
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Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265758

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.001.0001

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Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic

Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic

A Study in Progress

Chapter:
(p.53) 4 Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic
Source:
Early Farmers
Author(s):

Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel

Jérôme Dubouloz

Richard Moussa

Jean-François Berger

Anne Tresset

Elena Ortu

Jean-Denis Vigne

Robin Bendrey

Stéphanie Bréhard

Dominique Schwartz

Aurélie Salavert

Maria Fernanda Sanchez-Goñi

Damien Ertlen

Yoann Gauvry

Gourguen Davtian

Marc Vander Linden

Eva Lenneis

Lorette Noiret

Agnès Guillaumont

Martin O’Connor

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0004

A modelling approach is presented in which archaeological data on the first farmers in central and western Europe, called the Linearbandkeramik (LBK; 5600–4900 cal BC), are cross-analysed with the corresponding environmental data. The purpose of this approach is to reconstruct the geographical expansion and subsequent dissolution of the LBK culture, and to gain insights into the reactiveness and resilience of this sociocultural system to climatic impacts. The socio-natural data are cross-analysed at multiple scales (from micro-regional to continental), via multi-agent modelling of the LBK farming system, based on ethno-archaeological inferences and integrating palaeoenvironmental and bioarchaeological disciplines, cultural archaeology, palaeodemography and economics.

Keywords:   Linearbandkeramik, climate, multi-agent modelling, palaeoenvironments, paleodemography, economics

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