Computational Model Library

Ache hunting (version 1.2.0)

We develop an agent based model of foraging behavior based on parameters of the environment and prey characteristics found in the Mbaracayu Reserve Paraguay. We then compare predicted human foraging behavior in our model to actual ethnographically observed behavior of Ache hunter-gatherers who inhabit the region. A useful and realistic model should produce outcomes that closely match those actually observed for Ache hunters. We show that our model meets such criteria and then use the model to explore the consequences of cooperative vs. solitary hunting, small vs. larger group sizes, and mobile vs. more sedentary hunting bands. These simulations allow us to draw conclusions about the benefits of social for hunter-gatherers living under Ache-like ecological conditions.

Release Notes

Updated to Netlogo version 6.0.2

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.2.0 Marco Janssen Fri Dec 21 00:51:33 2018 Fri Dec 21 00:51:33 2018 Published Peer Reviewed
1.1.0 Marco Janssen Sun Feb 26 18:14:57 2017 Sun Feb 26 18:14:57 2017 Published
1.0.0 Marco Janssen Tue Aug 13 21:27:28 2013 Tue Aug 13 21:27:28 2013 Published


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