Apologies if this is not the right place to ask.
I happen to be a retired-by-unhappy-events engineer rather than a social
science academic. My interest in certain aspects of social theory came
about in somewhat the same way a cancer patient might learn a lot about
their particular kind of cancer. Only I had a cult after me.
I have a model for the evolutionary origin of wars. There is paper about
The theory makes the case that in the hunter-gatherer days, warfare was a
major factor in controlling human populations--particularly that a
behavioral switch for anticipated "lean times" would set off the build up
of dehumanizing memes against another group and lead to an attack.
While genes are at the bottom of this, I think interesting calibration data
could come out of a 2D simulation at the band/tribe level.
The bands would have populating growth and resultant periodic "lean times"
resource crisis. The model would incorporate a build up of xenophobic
memes which would at some level lead to bands attacking. There would have
to be a fight model.
Gene flow between bands by peaceful swapping of women, abducting them, and
"biblical" killing all the males of one group and incorporating the women
would be part of the model. These genes would set the level of
anticipation and violence, neither too high in low stress times nor too low
in times with bleak outlooks.
After getting a model with constant primary productivity to work, a forcing
function of variable ecosystem productivity would be added.
I have spent some of my working career writing software, but I don't want
to write the simulation code for this model from scratch.
Any suggestions as to what software would work for this simulation? And if
this is not the right place to ask, does anyone know where I should ask?
Thanks in advance,