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.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
|K.-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, R. Thiesing
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 14 2020
|2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020 → Dec 18 2020
|Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
|2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
|12/14/20 → 12/18/20
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications