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Programme for Monday 13th September 2010
Programme for Tuesday 14th September 2010
Programme for Wednesday 15th September 2010


Monday 13th September 2010

09:00 - 09:40 Introduction
(Duration:40 mins) James Steele
09:40 - 10:20 Culture in space: Spatially explicit models of cultural niche construction and the evolution of social learning strategies
(Duration:40 mins) Luke Rendell, Laurel Fogarty & Kevin Laland
10:20 - 10:50 Tea / Coffee break
(Duration:30 mins)  
10:50 - 11:30 Resilience, connectedness, and cultural evolution in structured populations
(Duration:40 mins) Luke Premo
11:30 - 12:00 Population Size Predicts Tool Complexity in Oceania
(Duration:30 mins) Michelle Kline & Robert Boyd
12:00 - 12:40 Groups in Eastern US Southwest Prehistory: Evidence, Bases for Social Construction, and Agent-Based Models
(Duration:40 mins) Tim Kohler
12:40 - 13:45 Lunch
(Duration:01:05 hrs)  
13:45 - 14:25 The Rise of Complex Human Societies as a Major Evolutionary Transition
(Duration:40 mins) Peter Turchin
14:25 - 15:05 Cooperation, Norms, and Conflict: Towards Simulating the Foundations of Society
(Duration:40 mins) Dirk Helbing
15:05 - 15:35 The rise and fall of democracy as a metapopulation process
(Duration:30 mins) Per Lundberg &  Mikael Sandberg
15:35 - 16:00 Tea / Coffee break
(Duration:25 mins)  
16:00 - 16:40 Explaining the global distribution of human ethnolinguistic groups
(Duration:40 mins) Thomas Currie & Ruth Mace
16:40 - 17:10 Spatial and demographic determinants of language change
(Duration:30 mins) Michael Dunn & Fiona Jordan
17:10 - 17:40 Spatial Structure in Surname Distributions: Creating Cultural Regions in Great Britain
(Duration:30 mins) James Cheshire, Paul Longley & Pablo Mateos
17:40 - 18:10 Modelling geography’s influence on language variation: calibrating linguistic measurements
(Duration:30 mins) Martijn Wieling & John Nerbonne

Tuesday 14th September 2010

09:00 - 09:30 Agents of Change: Modeling Biocultural Evolution in Late Pleistocene Western Eurasia
(Duration:30 mins) C. Michael Barton & Julien Riel-Salvatore
09:30 - 10:00 Population Size, Innovation Rate, and Frequency Dependent Traits in Long Term Fission-Fusion Dynamics.
(Duration:30 mins) Enrico Crema & Mark Lake
10:00 - 10:30 Tea / Coffee break
(Duration:30 mins)  
10:30 - 11:10 Settlement Patterns Along River Valley
(Duration:40 mins) Sergei Fedotov & David Moss
11:10 - 11:50 Oscillations in evolving fashions due to spatial refugia
(Duration:40 mins) Graeme Ackland, Lawrence Mitchell & Morrel Cohen
11:50 - 12:30 Interactions In The Aegean Bronze Age
(Duration:40 mins) Tim Evans
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
(Duration:01:00 hrs)  
13:30 - 14:10 The structure of geographic borders in a small world
(Duration:40 mins) Dirk Brockmann
14:10 - 14:50 How does spatial structure affect cultural evolution through random copying?
(Duration:40 mins) Richard Blythe
14:50 - 15:30 Geographic homogenization and innovation in US naming
(Duration:40 mins) R. Alexander Bentley & Paul Ormerod
15:30 - 16:00 Tea / Coffee break
(Duration:30 mins)  
16:00 - 16:30 Cycling in the complexity of early societies
(Duration:30 mins) Sergey Gavrilets
16:30 - 17:10 Modelling the evolution of urban and regional systems: applications in archaeology and history.
(Duration:40 mins) Alan Wilson
17:10 - 17:50 Analysing Language Shift: the Example of Scottish Gaelic
(Duration:40 mins) Anne Kandler
18:00 - 18:30 Discussion
(Duration:30 mins) Proposal for an annual workshop on spatial models

Wednesday 15th September 2010

09:00 - 09:40 tbc
(Duration:40 mins) Mark Thomas
09:40 - 10:10 Biological tradeoffs determining the extent species rely on socially acquired behaviour
(Duration:30 mins) Joanna Bryson
10:10 - 10:40 Tea / Coffee break
(Duration:30 mins)  
10:40 - 11:10 A two dimensional approach to innovation dynamics in spatially explicit models
(Duration:30 mins) Julian Xue &  Andre Costopoulos
11:10 - 11:40 Spatial patterning and the diffusion of stylistic innovations in historic New England gravestones
(Duration:30 mins) Jonathan Scholnick
11:40 - 13:00 (Duration:01:20 hrs) Poster Summaries and Round Table Discussion

The maintenance of cultural boundaries

Daniel Taylor & Joanna Bryson
The transmission of technological skills in the palaeolithic: insights from metapopulation ecology
Terry Hopkinson
Phylogenetic analysis of material culture traditions supports the Wakashan Migration Hypothesis.
Sean O'Neill
Attitudes Toward Legal Institutions and Crime in Sweden
Mikael Sandberg
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
(Duration:01:00 hr)  

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