Scientists use math — and computer war games — to show how society evolved

Monte Morin Los Angeles Times September 24, 2013 Link


How did human societies ever manage to evolve from small, tightknit groups into vast, organized states?

Researchers, using computers and math, show it was the result of some very antisocial behavior. New findings, published in the journal PNAS, used mathematical formulas and computers to simulate warfare in ancient Europe, Asia and Africa.

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