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Human Dispersals: Mathematical Models and the Archaeological Record

Steele, J; (2009) Human Dispersals: Mathematical Models and the Archaeological Record. HUM BIOL , 81 (2-3) 121 - 140.

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Abstract

The theoretical literature on human population dispersal processes at the large time and space scale is reviewed, including references to and discussions of relevant empirical data. The basic Fisher-KIT reaction-diffusion system is summarized for the single population situation, and developments relating to the Allee effect, density-dependent dispersal, time delay, advection, spatial and temporal heterogeneity. and anomalous and stratified diffusion are reviewed. Two- and three-population competitive reaction-diffusion systems of Lotka-Volterra type are also reviewed, as are dynamic approaches to carrying capacity that incorporate predator-prey instabilities, ecosystem engineering, and gene-culture coevolution.

Type: Article
Title: Human Dispersals: Mathematical Models and the Archaeological Record
Keywords: FISHER-KPP REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEM, LOTKA-VOLTERRA SYSTEM, ALLEE EFFECT, DENSITY-DEPENDENT DISPERSAL, TIME DELAY, ADVECTION, SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL HETEROGENEITY, ANOMALOUS AND STRATIFIED DIFFUSION, BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, HUMAN POPULATION DISPERSAL, PALEOLITHIC, NEOLITHIC, RADIOCARBON DATING, CARRYING CAPACITY, BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, NEOLITHIC TRANSITION, POPULATION-DYNAMICS, INVADING ORGANISMS, RANGE EXPANSIONS, SPATIAL DYNAMICS, SPREAD, DIFFUSION, ENVIRONMENTS, ADVANCE
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/49856
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