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Can Government Be Self-Organized? A Mathematical Model of the Collective Social Organization of Ancient Teotihuacan, Central Mexico

Teotihuacan was the first urban civilization of Mesoamerica and one of the largest of the ancient world. Following a tradition in archaeology to equate social complexity with centralized hierarchy, it is widely believed that the city’s origin and growth was controlled by a lineage of powerful indivi...

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Main Authors: Froese, Tom, Gershenson, Carlos, Manzanilla, Linda R.
Format: Online Article Text
Language:English
Published: Public Library of Science 2014
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Online Access:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4193847/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25303308
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109966