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Haj-Mohamadi P, Fles EH, Shteynberg G. 2018. When can shared attention increase affiliation? On the bonding effects of co-experienced belief affirmation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 75:103-6. [Online]

Perry L, Shrestha MD, Vose MD, Gavrilet S. 2018. Collective action problem in heterogeneous groups with punishment and foresight. Journal of Statistical Physics pp.1-20. [Online]


Anderson DG et al. 2017 Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology). PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188142. [Online]   Media coverage

Anderson DG. 2017. Using CRM data for "big picture" research. IN New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management, McManamon FP (ed). pp 197–212. Routledge Press, New York.

Anderson DG. 2017. Mississippian beginnings: Multiple perspectives on migration, monumentality, and religion in the prehistoric eastern United States. IN Mississippian Beginnings, Wilson G (ed). pp. 293–321. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Anderson DG, Cook R. 2017. The development of complex societies in eastern North America: The roles of feasting, famine, and fighting. IN Feast, Famine or Fighting? Multiple Pathways to Social Complexity, Chacon RJ, Mendoza RG (eds). pp. 269–303. Springer, New York. [Online]

Allen B, Lippner G, Chen YT, Fotouhi B, Momeni N, Yau ST, Nowak MA. 2017. Evolutionary dynamics on any population structure. Nature 13;544(7649):227-30. [Online]

Bentley RA, O'Brien MJ. 2017. The acceleration of cultural change: From ancestors to algorithms. M.I.T. Press. [Online]

Chen YT. 2017. A remark for meeting times in large random regular graphs. arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.00127. [Online]

Chen YT. 2017. Wright-Fisher diffusions for evolutionary games with death-birth updating. arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.08346. [Online]

Daxecker U, Prins BC. 2017. Financing rebellion: Using piracy to explain and predict conflict intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia. Journal of Peace Research 54(2):215-30. [Online]

Gavrilets S, Richerson PJ. 2017. Collective action and the evolution of social norm internalization. PNAS 114:6068-6073. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703857114. [Online]

Ghatak S, Gold A, Prins BC. 2017. Domestic terrorism in democratic states: Understanding and addressing minority grievances. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2017:0022002717734285. [Online]

Ghatak S, Gold A, Prins BC. 2017. External threat and the limits of democratic pacifism. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 34(2): 141-59. [Online]

Ruck D, Bentley RA et al. 2017. Role of neutral evolution in word turnover during centuries of English word popularity. Advances in Complex Systems 20: 1750012. [Online]

Rusch H, Gavrilets S. 2017. The logic of animal intergroup conflict: A review. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. [Online]

Siopsis, G. et al. 2017. Quantum Prisoners' Dilemma under Enhanced Interrogation. arXiv:1711.11480 [quant-ph] [Online]

Stone CM, Schwab SR, Fonseca DM, Fefferman NH. 2017. Human movement, cooperation and the effectiveness of coordinated vector control strategies. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 14(133):20170336. [Online]

Van de Moortel A. 2017. A new typology of Bronze Age Aegean ships: Developments in Aegean shipbuilding in their historical context. IN J. Litwin (ed.), The Baltic and Beyond Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Gdańsk, September 21-25, 2015 (Gdańsk) 263-268.

Van de Moortel A, Langdon MK. 2017. Archaic ship graffiti from southern Attica, Greece: Typology and preliminary contextual analysis. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 46.2 (Sept. 2017) 382-405. DOI: 10.1111/1095-9270.12268.

Van de Moortel A. 2017. Blending boatbuilding traditions in the cultural landscape of Europe's early medieval migration period. IN J. Gawronski, A. van Holk, and J. Schokkenbroek (eds.), Ships and Maritime Landscapes. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam, Oct. 7-12, 2012 (Eelde, NL: Barkhuis) 296-303.

Whitehouse H et al. 2017. The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 44292. doi: 10.1038/srep44292. [Online]


Bentley RA, Brock WA, Caiado CCS, O'Brien MJ. 2016. Evaluating reproductive decisions as discrete choices under social influence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150154. [Online]

Chen YT, Cox JT. 2016. Weak atomic convergence of finite voter models toward Fleming-Viot processes. arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.05736. [Online]

Chen YT, McAvoy A, Nowak MA. 2016. Fixation Probabilities for Any Configuration of Two Strategies on Regular Graphs. Scientific Reports 6:39181. [Online]

Chen YT, Choi J, Cox JT. 2016. On the convergence of densities of finite voter models to the Wright–Fisher diffusion. InAnnales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques 52:286-322. [Online]

Palagi, E. & Fouts, H.N. 2016. Motivation to play: from ethological to neurological perspectives. Behaviour, 153: 655-662.

Gavrilets S, Auerbach J, Van Vugt M. 2016. Convergence to consensus in heterogeneous groups and the emergence of informal leadership. Scientific Reports 6:29704. doi:10.1038/srep29704. [Online]

Shteynberg G, Bramlett JM, Fles EH, Cameron J. 2016. The broadcast of shared attention and its impact on political persuasion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 111(5):665-673. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000065 [Online]

Smith JE, Gavrilets S, Mulder MB, Hooper PL, El Mouden C, Nettle D, Hauert C, Hill K, Perry S, Pusey AE, van Vugt M. 2016. Leadership in mammalian societies: Emergence, distribution, power, and payoff. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31(1):54-66. doi.org/10.1016. [Online]

Van de Moortel A. 2016. Politics of death at Mitrou: Two prepalatial elite tombs in a landscape of power. IN A. Dakouri-Hild and M.J. Boyd (eds.) Staging Death: Funerary Performance, Architecture, and Landscape in the Aegean (Berlin: De Gruyter) 89-116.


Anderson DG. 2015. Event and structure: Culture change and continuity in the ancient Southeast. IN The Archaeology of Events: Moments of Consequence in the Ancient Southeast, Gilmore ZI, O'Donoughue JM (eds). pp. 223–242. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Bissonnette A, Perry S, Barrett L, Mitani JC, Flinn M, Gavrilets S, de Waal FB. 2015. Coalitions in theory and reality: A review of pertinent variables and processes. Behaviour 152(1):1-56. [Online]

Gallos LK, Fefferman NH. 2015. Simple and efficient self-healing strategy for damaged complex networks. Physical Review E 10;92(5):052806. [Online]

Gavrilets S. 2015. Collective action problem in heterogeneous groups. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 10.1098/rstb.2015.0016. [Online]

Gavrilets S. 2015. Collective action and the collaborative brain. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 6;12(102):20141067. [Online]

Some press coverage: ABC News, Daily Mail, International Business Times, Science World Report, Business Standard El Economista, Scietias, Русская Планета

Greening Jr BR, Pinter-Wollman N, Fefferman NH. 2015. Higher-order interactions: Understanding the knowledge capacity of social groups using simplicial sets. Current Zoology 61(1):114-27. [Online]

Shteynberg G. 2015. Shared attention. Perspectives on Psychological Science 10(5): 579-590. [Online]

von Rueden C, Gavrilets S, Glowacki L. 2015. Solving the puzzle of collective action through inter-individual differences. Phil Trans R. Soc. B 370: 20150002; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0002 [Online]


Bentley RA, O'Brien MJ, WA Brock WA. 2014. Mapping collective behavior in the big-data era. Behavioral & Brain Sciences 37: 63-119. [Online]

Gavrilets S, Fortunato L. 2014. A solution to the collective action problem in between-group conflict with within-group inequality. Nature Communications 5:3526. [Online]

Greening BR, Fefferman NH. 2014. Evolutionary significance of the role of family units in a broader social system. Scientific Reports 4:3608. [Online]

Maran J, Van de Moortel A. 2014. A horse bridle piece with Carpatho-Danubian connections from Late Helladic I Mitrou and the emergence of a warlike elite in Greece during the Shaft-Grave period. American Journal of Archaeology 118.4 529-548.

Wells JJ et al. 2014. Web-based discovery and integration of archaeological historic properties inventory data: The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). Literary and Linguistic Computing 29(3). [Online]


Anderson DG. 2013. Social landscapes of early and middle woodland peoples in the Southeast. 2013. IN Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast, Wright A, Henry A (eds). pp. 289–308. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida.

Anderson DG, Maasch KA, Sandweiss DH. 2013. Climate change and cultural dynamics: Lessons from the past for the future. IN Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the 21st Century, Davies MIJ, M'Mbogori NF (eds). pp. 245-255. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [PDF]

Chen YT. 2013. Sharp benefit-to-cost rules for the evolution of cooperation on regular graphs. The Annals of Applied Probability 23(2):637-64. [Online]

Meeks SC, Anderson DG. 2013. Drought, subsistence stress, and population dynamics assessing Mississippian abandonment of the Vacant Quarter. IN Soils, Climate, and Society Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, Wingard JD, Hayes ES (eds). pp. 61–83. University of Colorado Press, Boulder. [PDF]

Seiler M, Collins A, Fefferman N. 2013. Strategic mortgage default in the context of a social network: an epidemiological approach. Journal of Real Estate Research 35(4):445-75. [Online]

Turchin P, Currie TE, Turner EA, Gavrilets S. 2013. War, space, and the evolution of Old World complex societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(41):16384-9. [Online] [pdf] [movie]

Some press coverage: Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Popular Mechanics, Wired, Yahoo! News, Nature, New Scientist, Red Orbit, Elementy (Russia), Gazeta.ru, РИА Новости (Russia), ITAR-TASS.


Anderson DG. 2012. Least cost pathway analyses in archaeological research: Approaches and utility. IN Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies, White DA, Surface-Evans SL (eds). pp. 239–257. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, Utah. [PDF]

Anderson DG. 2012. Monumentality in eastern North America during the Mississippian period. IN Early New World Monumentality, Burger RL, Rosenwig RM (eds). pp. 78–108. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida. [PDF]

Anderson DG. 2012. North America: The Eastern Woodlands and the South. IN The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Second Edition, Silberman NA (ed). pp. 528–532. Oxford University Press, New York. (Article revised and updated from the 1996 edition) [PDF]

Gelfand MJ, Shteynberg G, Lee T, Lun J, Lyons S, Bell C et al. 2012. The cultural transmission of intergroup conflict. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Theme Issue on Biology of Cultural Conflict. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 367:692-703. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0304. [Online]

Hock K, Fefferman NH. 2012. Social organization patterns can lower disease risk without associated disease avoidance or immunity. Ecological Complexity 12:34-42. [Online]


Dahl O, Gillam JC, Anderson DG, Iriarte J, Copé SM. 2011. Linguistic diversity zones and cartographic modeling: GIS as a method for understanding the prehistory of lowland South America. IN Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities from Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory, Hornborg A, Hill JD. (eds). pp. 211–224. University of Colorado Press, Boulder. [PDF] Hock K, Fefferman NH. 2011. Violating social norms when choosing friends: how rule-breakers affect social networks. PloS one 6(10):e26652. [Online]

Hock K, Fefferman NH. 2011. Extending the role of social networks to study social organization and interaction structure of animal groups. Annales Zoologici Fennici 48(6):365-370. [Online]


Anderson, DG. 2010. The end of the southeastern archaic: Regional interaction and archaeological interpretation. IN Trend, Tradition, and Turmoil: What Happened to the Southeastern Archaic? Thomas DH, Sanger MC (eds) pp. 273-302. Proceedings of the Third Caldwell Conference, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, May 9–11, 2008. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. [PDF]

Gavrilets S, Anderson DG, Turchin P. 2010. Cycling in the complexity of early societies. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 1:58–80. [Online]

Hock K, Ng KL, Fefferman NH. 2010. Systems approach to studying animal sociality: individual position versus group organization in dynamic social network models. PLoS One 5(12): e15789. [Online]


Fefferman NH, Ng KL. 2007. How disease models on static graphs fail to approximate epidemics in shifting social networks. Physical Review E 76:031919 [Online]

Fefferman NH, Ng KL. 2007. The role of individual choice in the evolution of social complexity. Annales Zoologici Fennici 44:58-69. [Online]

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