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2009-10-06 07:58:26

University of Connecticut professor explains how coin hoards signal population size University of Connecticut theoretical biologist Peter Turchin and Stanford University ancient historian Walter Scheidel recently developed a new method to estimate population trends in ancient Rome and waded into an intense, ongoing debate about whether the state's population increased or declined after the first century B.C. Using the region's abundance of coin hoards, bundles of buried Roman coins that...


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