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dc.contributor.advisorKohler, Timothy A
dc.contributor.advisorFavory, Francois
dc.creatorCrabtree, Stefani A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T16:22:00Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T16:22:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/12026
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), Anthropology, Washington State University
dc.description.abstractThis project utilizes network analysis and agent-based modeling to examine long-standing questions that can only now be asked with the rich data provided in southwestern Colorado and southern France: how Gauls and colonists established economic partnerships, how violence may have shaped the development of multiple levels of leadership, and how early farmers interacted with their environments. Writing a dissertation composed of three distinct case studies, two from the U.S. Southwest and one from the south of France, I use tools developed in complexity science to better address how people in prehistory dealt with challenges related to resource acquisition. Agent-based modeling and network analysis (both social network analysis and trophic network analysis) will allow me to characterize human decision-making processes and discuss how sharing of strategies within a group can lead to greater fitness of those in the in-group.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWashington State University, Anthropologyen_US
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.subjectArchaeology
dc.subjectComputer science
dc.subjectagent-based modeling
dc.subjectfood webs
dc.subjectnetwork analysis
dc.subjecttrophic networks
dc.titleTrade, territoriality, alliances and conflict : complexity science approaches to the archaeological record of the U.S. Southwest with a case study from Languedoc, France
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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