What is Computational Anthropology?

Computational anthropology is the holistic study of humankind for understanding of human behavior, culture and evolution using computational methods. Methods include social network analysis, data mining, natural language processing, and modeling.


Social Network Analysis

The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology - MIT Technology Review, June 2014

Wolfe, Alvin W. 2011. "Anthropologist View of Social Network Analysis and Data Mining." Social Network Analysis and Mining. 1(1): 3–19.

Borgatti, Stephen P., Ajay Mehra, Daniel J. Brass, and Giuseppe Labianca.
2009. Network Analysis in the Social Sciences. Science 323(5916): 892–895.

Data Mining 

How the most important people in history vary by culture - MIT Technology Review, February 2015

Agent-Based Modeling 

Janssen, Marco A. 2009. Understanding Artificial Anasazi. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 12(4)13.

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