Social modelling as a tool for understanding Celtic society and cultural changes at the end of the Iron Age
• (Principal) Investigator:
Mgr. Alžběta Danielisová, Ph.D.
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Social modelling - Prehistory - Iron Age - Celts

This project aims to analyse the social structure and links of the late Iron Age society and to study the cultural collapse process of the Celtic society in Central Europe. For the first time it intends to use the approaches of the agent based social modelling, a method being already successfully applied by archaeologists abroad. By its application on the complex society living in the late Iron Age oppida and within their hinterlands a detailed model of the economic, social and political interactions will be developed and tested, firmly based on authentic archaeological and environmental record. The collapse model will be based on the relevant hypotheses. Essentially the project aims to demonstrate of the approaches and objective advantages of the social simulations in archaeology, whose methodology will be developed, introduced and published. Publication of the project results will contribute notably to the international discussion concerning the collapse and cultural change phenomena and will also offer an interpretation of the development at the end of the Iron Age in Bohemia

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