Social complexity

Reimagining the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

From ancient empires to the industrialized nation-states of our globally-interconnected world, complexity theory offers a fresh perspective on the past and possible futures of human societies.

Origin of Polis

This paper traces the origin and development of the polis as a political and urban phenomenon in southwest Anatolia, focusing on Lycia in a comparative approach with the neighbouring regions of Pisidia and Pamphylia.

Social Complexity and Complexity Economics. Studying Socio-economic Systems at Düzen Tepe and Sagalassos (SW Turkey).

Operationalizing the framework of complexity economics in archaeology through proxies of material culture production.

Social Complexity and Complex Systems in Archaeology

Recent book about the study of social complexity using an approach built on complex systems thinking.

Adaptive cycles in archaeology. Indicators of change and stability in socio-economic systems.

Operationalising the application of adaptive cycles in archaeology.

ReSoC 2020

Talk to be delivered at ReSoC 2020

Falling Walls Lab Leuven

Talk delivered at Falling Walls Lab Leuven

Poznan Workshop

Talk delivered at Procurement of Raw Materials Workshop.

TAG 2019

Talk delivered at TAG 2019.

Building communities

In this paper, a model of community formation and organizational complexity is presented, focusing on the fundamental role of social interactions and information transmission for the development of complex social organisation.