General Meeting Of The Denver Chapter Of The Colorado Archaeology Society

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Dr. Scott Ortman

Title: The Magic of Social Networking, Past and Present

Abstract: One of the fascinating developments in urban geography is the discovery that modern metropolitan areas exhibit specific allometries with respect to population. Recently, I have become involved with a project that is making an even more remarkable claim--that ancient settlements known through archaeology exhibit the same patterns. As part of this work we are developing a mathematical framework that derives these common properties from a few simple assumptions about the nature of human networks "on the ground," and we are generating new insights on the emergence of civilization and the causes of economic growth. In this talk I give an update on our results so far and discuss their implications for archaeology and beyond.
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By: Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter