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The Village Project
This project seeks to understand the long-term interaction of humans, their culture(s) and their environment in southwestern Colorado, USA, from A.D. 600-1300. The research employs agent-based simulation to examine various models for how farmers locate themselves and use resources on this landscape. Agent-based models allow researchers from many disciplines to study a system that is characterized by interaction between the landscape and by the farmers as they sought to make a living in this marginal farming area. This website provides a useful example of agent-based modeling and includes a project abstract, maps, a bibliography, and a description of agent-based modeling. This resource is part of the Biocomplexity collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Agricultural science
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright: Washington State University
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-284
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Washington State University, Dept. of Anthropology