The Village Project

Washington State University, Dept. of Anthropology

This project seeks to understand the long-term interaction of humans, their culture(s) and their environment in southwestern Colorado, USA, from A.D. 600-1300. The research employs agent-based simulation to examine various models for how farmers locate themselves and use resources on this landscape. Agent-based models allow researchers from many disciplines to study a system that is characterized by interaction between the landscape and by the farmers as they sought to make a living in this marginal farming area. This website provides a useful example of agent-based modeling and includes a project abstract, maps, a bibliography, and a description of agent-based modeling. This resource is part of the Biocomplexity collection.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Human Population, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geography:Human/Cultural
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water