Generating Hypotheses on Prehistoric Cultural Transformation with Agent-Based Evolutionary Simulation

Fumihiro Sakahira, Yuji Yamaguchi, Ryoya Osawa, Toshifumi Kishimoto, Taka'aki Okubo, Takao Terano, Hiro'omi Tsumura

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Abstract

We propose an agent-based evolutionary simulation analogous to a genetic algorithm for generating hypotheses on prehistoric cultural transformation. As an application case study, we examine the mechanism of change in the composition of structural remains at the Jomon to Yayoi period sites in Western Japan. The simulations generate hypotheses that the major changes from the middle to the late Jomon periods and from the final Jomon period to the early Yayoi period may have been caused by different mechanisms. The latter could be interpreted as a continuous mechanism, such as inter-settlement exchanges, while the former could be interpreted as a non-continuous mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
EditorsK.-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, R. Thiesing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages194-205
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 18 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period12/14/2012/18/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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