Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Early FarmersThe View from Archaeology and Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 24 May 2022

Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic

Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic

A Study in Progress

(p.53) 4 Multi-agent Modelling of the Trajectory of the LBK Neolithic
Early Farmers

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

British Academy

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

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.