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Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

September 23, 2013

Mongol horsemen Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis have used a mathematical model to answer how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today. Full Story

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