Unraveling ancient mysteries: reimagining the past using evolutionary computation in a complex gaming environment

@article{Reynolds2005UnravelingAM,
  title={Unraveling ancient mysteries: reimagining the past using evolutionary computation in a complex gaming environment},
  author={Robert G. Reynolds and Ziad Kobti and Timothy A. Kohler and L. Y. L. Yap},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={707-720}
}
In this paper, we use principles from game theory, computer gaming, and evolutionary computation to produce a framework for investigating one of the great mysteries of the ancient Americas: why did the pre-Hispanic Pueblo (Anasazi) peoples leave large portions of their territories in the late A.D. 1200s? The gaming concept is overlaid on a large-scale agent-based simulation of the Anasazi. Agents in this game use a cultural algorithm framework to modify their finite-state automata (FSA… CONTINUE READING
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