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    • Bayesian analysis and free market trade within the Roman Empire 

      Rubio-Campillo, Xavier; Coto-Sarmiento, María; Pérez-Gonzalez, Jordi; Remesal, José (Cambridge University Press, 2017-09-20)
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      The trade networks of the Roman Empire are among the most intensively researched large-scale market systems in antiquity, yet there is no consensus on the economic structure behind this vast network. The difficulty arises ...
    • Clustering the Roman Empire: the use of multivariable analysis to understand cultural dynamics 

      Coto-Sarmiento, Maria; Rubio-Campillo, Xavier; Remesal, José (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015-05-05)
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      The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of rates of change of the olive oil amphorae to explore the production dynamics in the Roman Empire. In this case Cultural Evolution theory will be applied to the material ...
    • Model Selection in Historical Research Using Approximate Bayesian Computation 

      Rubio-Campillo, Xavier (Public Library of Science, 2016-01-05)
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      Formal Models and History Computational models are increasingly being used to study historical dynamics. This new trend, which could be named Model-Based History, makes use of recently published datasets and innovative ...
    • Modelling the co-evolution of trade and culture 

      Carrignon, Simon; Montanier, Jean-Marc; Rubio-Campillo, Xavier (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015-05-05)
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      We presents a new framework to study the co-evolution of cultural change and trade. The design aims for a trade-off between the flexibility necessary for the implementation of multiple models and the structure necessary ...
    • Modelling the co-evolution of trade and culture in past societies 

      Carrignon, Simon; Montanier, Jean-Marc; Rubio-Campillo, Xavier (IEEE, 2015-12)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This paper presents a new framework to study the co-evolution of cultural change and trade. The design aims for a trade-off between the flexibility necessary for the implementation of multiple models and the structure ...
    • Multilevel processes and cultural adaptation: examples from past and present small-scale societies 

      Reyes-Garcia, Victoria; Balbo, Andrea L.; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik; Gueze, Maximilien; Mesoudi, Alex; Richerson, Peter J.; Rubio-Campillo, Xavier; Ruiz-Mallén, Isabel; Shennan, Stephen (Resilience Alliance, 2016)
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      The last two decades have seen a proliferation of research frameworks that emphasise the importance of understanding adaptive processes that happen at different levels. We contribute to this growing body of literature by ...