SMN Weekly – Ancient Cities Followed Modern Pattern

February 21, 2015 6:56 AM

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Our cities are not quite different from their ancient predecessors. A new study has been published in Archaeology that is a journal published by the Archaeological Institute of America. Researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder said that “ancient settlements and modern cities functioned in similar ways.”

Researchers came to their conclusion after examining archaeological evidence from the ruins of the Mexican city Tenochtitlan and its surrounding areas. The information helped scientists to estimate size, densities, populations and intensity of site use as well as the construction and rates of monume...

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