Programme (tentative)

9.00 – 9.15        Opening

                               S. Lozano & J. Fernández López de Pablo, IPHES

9.15 – 9.35        Synthesis between demic and cultural diffusion in the Neolithic transition in Europe  

                                J. Fort, Universitat de Girona

9.35 – 9.55        Modeling Neolithic dispersal in Iberia   M.C. Barton et. al.

9.55 – 10.15      Application of Fast Marching Methods to the modelling of inhomogeneous human

                           dispersals: the Bantu diffusion in southern Africa 

                               F. Silva, University College London

10.15 – 10.45     Discussion Session 1

10.45 – 11.30     COFFEE BREAK   +  POSTER SESSION   

11.30 – 11.50     Inferring learning strategies from frequency data

                                  A. Kandler, City University London

11.50 – 12.10     Modeling Cultural Transmission and Economic Interaction in Prehistoric Patagonia

                                  J. A. Barceló, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

12.10 – 12.30     The co-evolution of social institutions, demography, and large-scale human cooperation

                                  S. Powers and L. Lehmann, University of Lausanne

12.30 – 13.00      Discussion Session 2

13.00 – 14.00       LUNCH BREAK

14.00 – 14.20      Gradient adaptive dynamics describes innovation and resilience at the society scale 

                                  C. Lemmen, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

14.20 – 14.40      Retrodicting collapse during the European Neolithic

                                   S.S. Downey, University of Maryland

14.40 – 15.00      Discussion Session 3

15.00 – 15.20       Ger Grouper: Examining Social Adaptations to a Volatile Environment in Northern

                               Mongolia 

                                    S.A. Crabtree, Washington State University & Université de Franche-Comté

15.20 – 15.40       Holocene monsoon precipitation patterns and hunter-gatherer population dynamics in

                               semi-arid environments. An agent-based simulation approach from Gujarat, NW India     

                                    A.L. Balbo, et al.

15.40 – 16.00       ABM as a tool for hypothesis testing: the case study of the Movius Line

                                     I. Romanowska, University of Southampton

16.00 – 16.30       Discussion Session 4

16.30 – 17.00       BREAK

17.00 – 18.00        Summary, final discussion and announcements

                                     J. Steele, University College London

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