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. http://serc.carleton.edu/biocomplexity/
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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.