An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology (Innbundet)

Raising the Dead with Agent-Based Models, Archaeogaming and Artificial Intelligence

Serie: Digital Archaeology: Documenting the Anthropocene 1


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 204
Forlag: Berghahn Books
Språk: Engelsk
Serienummer: 1
ISBN/EAN: 9781789207866
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology
The use of computation in archaeology is a kind of magic, a way of heightening the archaeological imagination. Agent-based modelling allows archaeologists to test the 'just-so' stories they tell about the past. It requires a formalization of the story so that it can be represented as a simulation; researchers are then able to explore the unintended consequences or emergent outcomes of stories about the past. Agent-based models are one end of a spectrum that, at the opposite side, ends with video games. This volume explores this spectrum in the context of Roman archaeology, addressing the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of a formalized approach to computation and archaeogaming.

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