Recent developments in modeling societies have allowed researchers
the freedom to move from the more traditional analytical techniques
to an actor-centered, evolutionary, and generative understanding
of how social phenomena emerge and work through time.
Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies presents agent-based modeling studies from
archaeologists, ethnologists, sociologists, philosophers. and primatologists
that examine these social and spatial dynamics without ignoring their complexity or compromising replicability.
With an emphasis on small-scale societies in an effort to maximize realism in the modeling efforts
applied to social evolution, this volume is an important step toward an actor-oriented,
cross-disciplinary approach to understanding human behavior over time.