Call for contributions

Last years have witnessed a significant increase in the number of studies on Prehistory, whether hunter-gatherers or agriculturalists, applying Complexity Science’s tools and approaches. Despite the broad disciplinary array of scientists involved in this trend, including linguistics experts, archaeologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians and physicists analysing human past, there are very little interdisciplinary forums for discussion.

This ECCS’13 satellite workshop aims to provide a common venue to such scholars. Moreover, from a longer term perspective, we envision this workshop to be the first step of a series of similar events, and pave the way for archaeology and related disciplines to actively contribute to future ones within the Complexity community.

Particular attention will be given, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Processes involved in Human Dispersals

  • Cultural transmission and Social learning

  • Gene-Culture coevolution and Human Niche Construction Theory

  • Human ecodynamics.

Submission instructions
Submissions should be made by email to the following address:


The messages are required to include the following information: title of the talk, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), as well as an abstract (250 words max.).

Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Program Committee members, based on the adherence with the above-listed topics, originality and scientific soundness. Once the selection process is complete, the authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by e-mail. Notice that all meeting participants must register for ECCS ’13 here.

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts submission: June 7th, 2013
Notification of decision of acceptance: June 21st, 2013
Satellite workshop meeting: September 19th,2013