A short video on social reactors

Aug. 13, 2016

The Social Reactors Project team has created a short (5 min.) video to accompany our recent publication in Journal of Archaeological Science. Check it out to learn more about our approach and recent research results.

Settlement scaling and economic change

Aug. 8, 2016

In a newly-published paper in Journal of Archaeological Science , the Social Reactors Project team show that settlement scaling theory provides new tools for investigating economic change. The case study involves the impact of the Inka expansion for living standards among the Wanka people of Peru, ca. 1450 CE. Using...

Blogging about social reactors

March 25, 2016

In a series of blog posts , Social Reactors Project collaborator Mike Smith discusses the basic ideas behind our approach, the strands of social science research that support it, and the social and spatial continuities between villages and cities. These posts are intended to introduce our project to other archaeologists.

New web site focusing on ancient Roman urbanism

March 17, 2016

Social Reactors Project researcher Jack Hanson has a new web site focusing on ancient Roman cities. Check it out at: https://urbanismandtheromanworld.wordpress.com/

Taking on the “Grand Challenges in Archaeology”

Feb. 24, 2016

As a graduate student who thinks and processes information in an outline format, Kintigh et al’s 2014 PNAS article concerning grand challenges for archaeology helped me gain an understanding of the state of archaeology as senior scholars in the field see it. Based on the results of a crowd-sourcing report...

New site launch

Jan. 22, 2016

News and updates regarding this project, and links to related content, will be posted here.