What was the impact of the redistributive and consumption roles played by large urban centres on the distribution of goods?
How did social network structures scale with urban population size and could this present a new paradigm for Roman market integration?
Aim: Study the impact of population distributions and population change on trade, production and consumption.
Method: conceptualization of theories of urban influence on production/trade/consumption, conceptualization of scaling urban social network structures with population size, study of population change in Roman urban settlements, simulation of urbanism theories.
A collaboration between Dr. Tom Brughmans and Dr. Jack Hanson at the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder.