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dc.contributor.authorBriz i Godino, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorSantos Martín, José Ignacio 
dc.contributor.authorGalán Ordax, José Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorCaro Saiz, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez, Myrian
dc.contributor.authorZurro, Débora
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-22T09:57:32Z
dc.date.available2016-02-22T09:57:32Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.issn1072-5369
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10259/3935
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the theoretical basis and first results of an agent-based model (ABM) computer simulation that is being developed to explore cooperation in hunter–gatherer societies. Specifically, we focus here on Yamana, a hunter-fisher-gatherer society that inhabited the islands of the southernmost part of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina–Chile). Ethnographical and archaeological evidence suggests the existence of sporadic aggregation events, triggered by a public call through smoke signals of an extraordinary confluence of resources under unforeseeable circumstances in time and space (a beached whale or an exceptional accumulation of fish after a low tide, for example). During these aggregation events, the different social units involved used to develop and improve production, distribution and consumption processes in a collective way. This paper attempts to analyse the social dynamics that explain cooperative behaviour and resource-sharing during aggregation events using an agent-based model of indirect reciprocity. In brief, agents make their decisions based on the success of the public strategies of other agents. Fitness depends on the resource captured and the social capital exchanged in aggregation events, modified by the agent’s reputation. Our computational results identify the relative importance of resources with respect to social benefits and the ease in detecting—and hence punishing—a defector as key factors to promote and sustain cooperative behaviour among populationen
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (projects CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 SimulPast-CSD2010-00034 and HAR2009-06996) as well as from the Argentine Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (project PIP-0706) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (project GR7846).en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 2014, V. 21, n. 2, p. 343-363en
dc.subjectABMen
dc.subjectCooperationen
dc.subjectComputer simulationen
dc.subjectYamanaen
dc.subjectEthnoarchaeologyen
dc.titleSocial cooperation and resource management dynamics among late hunter-fisher-gatherer societies in Tierra del Fuego (South America)en
dc.typeArtículoes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10816-013-9194-3
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10816-013-9194-3
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN/CSD2010-00034
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN/HAR2009-06996
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Argentine Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas/PIP-0706
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research/GR7846
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