When All Agents Die: Analyzing the “Failures” in an Agent-Based Model of Human Foraging

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dc.contributor.author Barceló, Juan A.
dc.contributor.author Del Castillo, Florencia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-24T12:37:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-24T12:37:26Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/101837
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-1018378 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-43216
dc.description.abstract When running a simulated social-historic scenario, we often find situations in which all agents die, even though the simulated population appears to grow in the first steps. Is this a signal that something is wrong in the computer model or its implementation? We analyze this issue in our computer model of cooperation and cultural diversity among hunter-gatherers in prehistory. We have calculated more than 11,000 possible parameter combinations, taking into account the growth and decay of the population and the availability of resources in the environment. When the initial population is too scarce or too big for the local availability of resources, it begins to decrease until it disappears. This can be a very trivial test for the Malthus condition, but we have discovered that there are other important correlations affecting social and economic factors that should be explored. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights cc_by-nc-nd de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/de/deed.de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/de/deed.en en
dc.subject.classification Wildbeuter de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 930 de_DE
dc.subject.other agent-based models en
dc.subject.other hunter-gatherers en
dc.subject.other parameters test en
dc.subject.other social simulation en
dc.title When All Agents Die: Analyzing the “Failures” in an Agent-Based Model of Human Foraging en
dc.type InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Archäologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal caadamw de_DE
utue.publikation.noppn yes de_DE


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