Ziad Kobti

2014, March 17–19
Migration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldResearch Team SeminarMigration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldFor the past decade, the Village Ecodynamics Project has been investigating coupled natural and human systems in the prehispanic U.S. Southwest through empirical archaeological research and agent-based modeling. The project team met at SAR to discuss how to best utilize these data to address research questions on migration, group formation, and co-evolution of institutions and economies.
2007
The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsSAR Press PublicationThe Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsHow should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models-possible explanations for the data.


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