ARCHIVED VERSION

Agents in Archaeology Workshop 2011, Archived Version

Conference Topic:

Archeology has embraced the topic of agent-based modelling (ABM) as a powerful tool for understanding, formalizing and testing theories.

This workshop is aimed at students and researchers in the archaeological sciences interested in the use of agent-based simulations in archaeological research. It will be centered on practical tutorials which will provide a basic understanding if how to use the free software package NetLogo and to build simple agent-based models to address research questions  in this field. Lectures will cover theoretical background and recent research results. Topics include: 

  • agent-based modelling in archaeological research
  • introduction to agent programming using the free NetLogo agent environment and the implementation of agent-based models
  • hands-on exercises using agent simulation

The venue was be held at the Museum of Natural History Vienna, 3rd and 4th March 2011. 

Organizers

Anthropologische Gesellschaft Wien/Natural History Museum Vienna, Kerstin Kowarik, Hans Reschreiter

Vienna University of Technology, Gabriel Wurzer  

Vienna University/Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Michael Doneus

 

Results

Agent-Based Modelling in Archaeology
Kerstin Kowarik

Presentation Powerpoint, PDF

 

Simulation - A Characterisation
Felix Breitenecker and Niki Popper

Presentation PDF

 

Modelling forager land-use by close-coupling ABM and GIS
Mark Lake

Presentation Powerpoint, PDF

Introduction to NetLogo
Gabriel
Wurzer and Wolfgang E. Lorenz

Part 1 (Introduction) - Powerpoint, PDF, Video

Part 2 (Assignment) - Powerpoint, PDF, assignment.zip, garden.nlogo

 

Multi-Agent Systems for Simulating Medieval Campaigns: The Case of Manzikert
Georgios Theodoropoulos, Vince Gaffney, John Haldon, Bart Craenen, Phil Murgatroyd and Vinoth Suryanarayanan

Presentation Powerpoint, PDF

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