Core Texts: Modelling Theory and Practice


Allan, Rob. 2009. “Survey of Agent Based Modelling and Simulation Tools.” Computational Science and Engineering Department, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington WA4 4AD.

Grimm, Volker, Uta Berger, Donald L. DeAngelis, J. Gary Polhill, Jarl Giske, and Steven F. Railsback. 2010. “The ODD Protocol: A Review and First Update.” Ecological Modelling 221 (23) (November): 2760–2768. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.08.019.

General Modelling Theory

Epstein, Joshua M. 2008. “Why Model ?” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11 (4).

Epstein, Joshua. 2006. Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Oreskes, Naomi, Kristin Shrader-Frechette and Kenneth Belitz. 1994. “Verification, Validation, and Confirmation of Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences.” Science 263 (5147): 641–646.

Peck, Steven L. 2004. “Simulation as Experiment: a Philosophical Reassessment for Biological Modeling.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19 (10): 530–4. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2004.07.019.

Complexity and Archaeology

Barceló, Juan A. 2012. “Computer Simulation in Archaeology. Art, Science or Nightmare ?” Virtual Archaeology Review 3 (5): 8–12.

Costopoulos, Andre and Mark Lake. 2010. Simulating Change. Archaeology into the Twenty-first Century. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Kohler, Timothy A. 2012. “Complex Systems and Archaeology.” In Archaeological Theory Today, edited by Ian Hodder, 93–123. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Premo, Luke S. 2010. “Equifinaliy and Explanation: The Role of Agent-based Modeling in Postpositivist Archaeology.” In Simulating Change. Archaeology into the Twenty-first Century, edited by Andre Costopoulos and Mark Lake, 28–37. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Premo, Luke S. 2006. “Agent-based Models as Behavioral Laboratories for Evolutionary Anthropological Research.” Arizona Anthropologist 17: 91–113.


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