Phase 2: Theme C - Innovations in complex social networks: Project C007|
Network structure, environmental change, and cultural response
SUPERVISOR: - Lake
Mark Lake (Institute of Archaeology, University College London)
Enrico R. Crema (Institute of Archaeology/Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London)
Cards Against Humanity
The analysis of ‘complex’ hunter-gatherers subsistence-settlment pattern has shown evidence of cyclic alternation between different adaptive strategies associated to demographic fluctuation and socio-cultural transformations. The project will approach these issues by assessing the evolution of the prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers through the use of quantitative methods and computer simulation. The principal aims of the doctoral project is to:
1) Assess the spatio-temporal pattern of the subsistence-settlement strategy of Jomon hunter-gatherers through the development of new quantitative tools specifically addressed to manage temporal uncertainty.
2) Evaluate the alternative subsistence strategies with an emphasis placed on the adaptive fitness of first and second order spatial distribution of residential units.
3) Model the process of subsistence-settlement transformation in relation to the environmental change. This will involve investigations on the structure of cultural transmission characterized by complex iterations between bottom-up and top-down forces within a complex and multi-scalar network of relationships.
FINAL PROJECT REPORT:
|•||Crema, E.R (in press).|
Aoristic Approaches and Voxel Models for Spatial Analysis. In: Erzsébet Jerem, Ferenc Redő and Vajk Szeverényi (ed\s) On the Road to Reconstructing the Past. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Archaeolingua:Budapest.
|•||Lake, M (2008).|
Integrating temporal uncertainty in first and second order spatial analysis. 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications
and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Budapest.