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Applying Brantingham’s Neutral Model of Stone Raw Material Procurement to the Pinnacle Point Middle Stone Age Record, Western Cape, South Africa (version 1.0.0)

This model is an application of Brantingham’s neutral model to a real landscape with real locations of potential sources. The sources are represented as their sizes during current conditions, and from marine geophysics surveys, and the agent starts at a random location in Mossel Bay Region (MBR) surrounding the Archaeological Pinnacle Point (PP) locality, Western Cape, South Africa. The agent moves at random on the landscape, picks up and discards raw materials based only upon space in toolkit and probability of discard. If the agent happens to encounter the PP locality while moving at random the agent may discard raw materials at it based on the discard probability.

Release Notes

Model built in Netlogo 6.02. Unzip dataset file. Put data folder in same folder as netlogo model. Run model.

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.0.0 Simen Oestmo Sun Mar 10 19:19:12 2019 Sun Mar 10 19:19:12 2019 Published Peer Reviewed


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