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Andre Costopoulos

Associate Professor & Dean of Students

Ph.D University of Oulu (Finland), 1999

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Brown Student Services Bldg., Room 4100       
855 Sherbrooke Street West                          
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7                           
Tel.: 514-398-4990                                                                       
Fax: 514-398-7476

Lab: Computational Archaeology Laboratory
Peterson Hall, Room 14
3460 McTavish Street
Tel.: 514-398-1064

andre [dot] costopoulos [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Office Hours

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Research Interests

Evolution of social complexity, quantitative and computational methods on archaeology, agent-based simulation in anthropology, prehistoric exchange networks, prehistory of northern Europe.

Representative Publications

Apologia of classical evolutionism. Reviews in Anthropology, v. 34, no. 3, 2005, pp. 231-244.

On comparative studies using standard cross-cultural sample data: Monte Carlo simulation of artificial trends. Current Anthropology, v. 46, 2005, pp. 457-459.

(Costopoulos, A. and Vaneeckhout, S.) Sur les approaches à la complexité sociale chez les chasseurs-cueilleurs préhistoriques: particularisme, généralisme et méthode comparative. Canadian Journal of Archaeology, v. 29, no. 2, 2005, pp. 153-164.

(Nielsen, C. and Costopoulos, A.) The impact of terrain severity on variation in viewshed generation: comparing Idrisi, ArcMap and GRASS. Archaeological Computing Newsletter, v. 62, 2005, pp. 17-26.

(Dytchowskyj, D., Aagesen, S. and Costopoulos, A.) The use of Thiessen polygons and viewshed analysis to create hypotheses about prehistoric territories and political systems: a test case from the iron age of Spain’s Alcoy Valley. Archaeological Computing Newsletter, v. 62, 2005, pp. 1-6.

Two multi-room Neolithic dwellings from Kierikki : surprising likeness, thought-provoking differences. Faravid, v. 29, 2005, pp. 5-17.