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Musical Chairs REVISITED

by Andreas Angourakis (Submitted: 02/05/2016)

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This Agent-Based model intends to explore the conditions for the emergence and change of land use patterns in Central Asian oases and similar contexts. Land use pattern is conceptualized as the proportion between the area used for mobile livestock breeding (herding) and sedentary agriculture (farming), the main forms of livelihood from the Neolithic to the Industrial Revolution. We assume that these different forms of land use interact in recurrent competitive situations, given that the land useful for both activities at the same time is limited and there is a pressure to increase both land uses, due to demographic and/or economic growth.

Further information can be found in the ODD protocol and the following publication:

Angourakis et al. (2014) Land Use Patterns in Central Asia. Step 1: The Musical Chairs Model. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Speacial Issue on Computer Simulation.

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