Across the social sciences there is an emerging shift towards greater inclusion of computational methods in research. Agent-based modeling is one of the new approaches. In a new publication Wendy Cegielski and Dan Rogers describe how the field of archaeology is rapidly incorporating this new method. Their study, "Rethinking the Role of Agent-Based Modeling in Archaeology" published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology describes the trends in research and the challenges faced when using a complex new methodology. Cegielski and Rogers also use the article as a way to introduce the basic concepts of agent-based modeling, including a glossary of terms.
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