Both Modern and Ancient Cities Grew in a Similar Way

February 21, 2015 4:17 AM

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According to Archaeology, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder, have published a new study demonstrating that “ancient settlements and modern cities functioned in similar ways.”

The researchers came to their conclusion by examining archaeological evidence from the ruins of the Mexican city Tenochtitlan and its surrounding areas. The information they collected from these sites allowed the scientists to estimate the size of cities, populations, densities, intensity of site us...

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