Ancient Cities Followed "Urban Scaling" Like Modern Ones

February 21, 2015 5:22 AM

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A latest research suggests that ancient cites were pretty similar to the new ones in terms of growth. Earlier, a few researches proposed that modern cities strictly follow the phenomena of ‘urban scaling” when it comes to development. Surprisingly, a new archaeological study shows that ancient cities also faced similar mathematical phenomena. The basic socioeconomic patterns of ancient cities were not that different as previously thought. The findings are printed in detail in the Journal Science Advances.

We’d like to think that our modern technology and infrastructure, skyscrapers and sophisticated economic system has rendered the modern, Western city the epitome of civilization. But perhaps modern cities are not too different form their ancient predecessors.

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