Model-aided understanding of the Neolithic transition from farmers to hunter-gatherers in Europe

Jeudi 15 novembre 14:00-15:00 - Masayasu Mimura - Musashino University and Meiji University, Tokyo

Résumé : The Neolithic transition began the spread of early agriculture throughout Europe through interactions between farmers and hunter-gatherers about 10,000 years ago. Archeological evidence produced by radiocarbon dating indicates that the expanding velocity of farming is roughly constant all over Europe. Theoretical understanding of such evidence has been performed from mathematical modeling viewpoint. We propose a new model of reaction-diffusion type which consists of two different types of farmers (sedentary and migratory) and hunter-gatherers from the viewpoint of the influence of farming technology. In this talk, the relation between the expanding velocity of farmers and the farming technology us discussed.
The analysis of the model has been jointly working with J. Elias (Univ. Graz), D. Hilhorst (Paris Sud Univ.), M. H. Kabir (Jahangirnagar Univ.), Y. Morita (Ryukoku Univ.) and J. C. Tsai (National Tsing Hua Univ.).

Lieu : IMO, Salle 3L8

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