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[SD] Mathematical Model Explains How Complex Societies Emerge And Collapse

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The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare. Capturing hundreds of years of human history, the model reveals the dynamical nature of societies, which can be difficult to uncover in archaeological data.

The research, led Sergey Gavrilets, associate director for scientific activities at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and a professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is published in the first issue of the new journal Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, the first academic journal dedicated to research from the emerging science of theoretical history and mathematics.
There's always a Brutus...

Always.
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Anyone else think of Settlers of Catan from that pic?
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I thought if we had a GUI on top of that mathematical model we get something called Civilization 1,2,3,4 and 5?
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