Daniel Peart, PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, attended a workshop at SESYNC on Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) this summer. Peart is working on his dissertation research regarding how humans social systems interact with environmental systems such as water, food, and climate. Using ABM, he hopes to explain patterns found in the South African archaeological record by modelling how humans made decisions about what to eat and where to live in the past. Agent-Based Modelling has become a common tool for archaeologists to answer social-ecological questions about past societies. Find out more at OpenABM.