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Mapping 6000 Years of Urban Settlements

Previously, 6sqft featured an interactive map from Esri that showed how the world’s population boomed over the course of 2,000 years. Now comes a new paper and visualization (h/t CityLab) from Scientific Data that takes population and archeological records from as far back as 2250 B.C. and transforms them into a fascinating map that reveals the world’s first recorded urban centers, and how they’ve distributed themselves over 6,000 years.

the complete map here

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