Understanding Artificial Anasazi

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A replication and analysis of the Artificial Anasazi model is presented. It is shown that the success of replicating historical data is based on two parameters that adjust the carrying capacity of the Long House Valley. Compared to population estimates equal to the carrying capacity the specific agent behavior contributes only a modest improvement of the model to fit the archaeological records.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Model analysis
  • Model-based archaeology
  • Population dynamics
  • Replication
  • Social-ecological systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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