Research reveals settlements in ancient cities scaled just like modern urban areas

February 21, 2015 6:29 AM

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Boulder, COLORADO – Emeritus scientists at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder have come up with a new study that reveals that the settlements in ancient cities got more productive as and when they became denser and bigger.

The research team under the guidelines of an assistant professor in CU-Boulder’s Department of Anthropology, Scott Ortman explained in a research paper published in 2014 that the theory of ‘Urban Scaling’ applies full well for cities and their settlements ever since they came into vogue in the ancie...

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