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The Resource Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling, Marieka Brouwer Burg, Hans Peeters, William A. Lovis, editors, (electronic book)

Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling, Marieka Brouwer Burg, Hans Peeters, William A. Lovis, editors, (electronic book)

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Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling
Title
Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling
Statement of responsibility
Marieka Brouwer Burg, Hans Peeters, William A. Lovis, editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume deals with the pressing issue of uncertainty in archaeological modeling. Detecting where and when uncertainty is introduced to the modeling process is critical, as are strategies for minimizing, reconciling, or accommodating such uncertainty. Included chapters provide unique perspectives on uncertainty in archaeological modeling, ranging in both theoretical and methodological orientation. The strengths and weaknesses of various identification and mitigation techniques are discussed, in particular sensitivity analysis. The chapters demonstrate that for archaeological modeling purposes, there is no quick fix for uncertainty; indeed, each archaeological model requires intensive consideration of uncertainty and specific applications for calibration and validation. As very few such techniques have been problematized in a systematic manner or published in the archaeological literature, this volume aims to provide guidance and direction to other modelers in the field by distilling some basic principles for model testing derived from insight gathered in the case studies presented. Additionally, model applications and their attendant uncertainties are presented from distinct spatio-temporal contexts and will appeal to a broad range of archaeological modelers. This volume will also be of interest to non-modeling archaeologists, as consideration of uncertainty when interpreting the archaeological record is also a vital concern for the development of non-formal (or implicit) models of human behavior in the past.
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N$T
Dewey number
930.1/028
Index
index present
LC call number
CC75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Burg, Marieka Brouwer
  • Peeters, Hans
  • Lovis, William A.
Series statement
Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology
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  • Archaeology
  • Electronic digital computers
  • Social Sciences
  • Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Label
Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling, Marieka Brouwer Burg, Hans Peeters, William A. Lovis, editors, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1:Introduction (Marieka Brouwer Burg, J.H.M. Peeters, and William A. Lovis) -- Chapter 2: Is There a Research Design Role for Sensitivity Analysis (SA) in Archaeological Modeling? (William A. Lovis) -- Chapter 3: Epistemic Considerations About Uncertainty and Model Selection in Computational Archaeology: A Case Study on Exploratory Modeling (J.H.M. Peeters and Jan-Willem Romeijn) -- Chapter 4: GIS-Based Modeling of Archaeological Dynamics (GMAD): Weaknesses, Strengths, and the Utility of Sensitivity Analysis (Marieka Brouwer Burg) -- Chapter 5: Assessing Nonlinear Behaviors in an Agent Based Model (Jon W. Carroll) -- Chapter 6: Scale Dependency in Agent-Based Modeling: How Many Time Steps? How Many Simulations? How Many Agents? (Joshua Watts) -- Chapter 7: The Sensitivity of Demographic Characteristics to the Strength of the Population Stabilizing Mechanism in a Model Hunter-Gatherer System (Andrew A. White) -- Chapter 8: Archaeological Simulation and the Testing Paradigm (Thomas G. Whitley) -- Chapter 9: "Uncertainties" (Sander van der Leeuw).
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SPR950459449
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319278315
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in archaeological computational modeling, Marieka Brouwer Burg, Hans Peeters, William A. Lovis, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1:Introduction (Marieka Brouwer Burg, J.H.M. Peeters, and William A. Lovis) -- Chapter 2: Is There a Research Design Role for Sensitivity Analysis (SA) in Archaeological Modeling? (William A. Lovis) -- Chapter 3: Epistemic Considerations About Uncertainty and Model Selection in Computational Archaeology: A Case Study on Exploratory Modeling (J.H.M. Peeters and Jan-Willem Romeijn) -- Chapter 4: GIS-Based Modeling of Archaeological Dynamics (GMAD): Weaknesses, Strengths, and the Utility of Sensitivity Analysis (Marieka Brouwer Burg) -- Chapter 5: Assessing Nonlinear Behaviors in an Agent Based Model (Jon W. Carroll) -- Chapter 6: Scale Dependency in Agent-Based Modeling: How Many Time Steps? How Many Simulations? How Many Agents? (Joshua Watts) -- Chapter 7: The Sensitivity of Demographic Characteristics to the Strength of the Population Stabilizing Mechanism in a Model Hunter-Gatherer System (Andrew A. White) -- Chapter 8: Archaeological Simulation and the Testing Paradigm (Thomas G. Whitley) -- Chapter 9: "Uncertainties" (Sander van der Leeuw).
Control code
SPR950459449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319278315
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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