SMN Weekly – Ancient Cities Were Built Up Using the Same Technique As Modern Cities are Based On

February 22, 2015 3:11 AM

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Findings of a new study reveal that ancient cities were built at the same style our modern cities are. People built them to provide inhabitants better and efficient life. A group of researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder sought to find out if ancient settlements functioned in similar ways to modern cities. They published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE.

“It was shocking and unbelievable,” says Ortman. “We were raised on a steady diet telling us that, thanks to capitalism, industrialization, and democracy, the modern world is radically different from worlds of the past. What we found here is that the fundamental drivers of robust socioeconomic patte...

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