Saturday, February 20, 2010

Simulating ancient social networks

Voices of the Past

Wandering slightly off topic, I've posted this because I'm interested in the use of digital media for improving the presentation of archaeology. There's a lot of easily digestible information about the value of this sort of approach in this interview.

As a Registered Professional Archaeologist in North America a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists in the U.K., Shawn Graham knows the finer points of working in the field. But these days, he’s taking the world of archaeology — and ancient civilizations — into the digital realm with simulations called Agent-Based Models (ABMs). Shawn’s blog “Electric Archaeology: Digital Media for Learning and Research,” explores how we can learn more about how digital tools can be used to better understand archaeological phenomena and, more importantly, the people behind them.

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