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Floor Area and Settlement Population

  • Raoul Naroll (a1)
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Total area of the dwelling floors and total population of the largest settlements of eighteen societies show a loglog regression which suggests that the population of a prehistoric settlement can be very roughly estimated as of the order of one-tenth the floor area in square meters.

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Raoul Naroll 1961 Two Solutions to Galton's Problem. Philosophy of Science, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1539. Bruges.

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American Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0002-7316
  • EISSN: 2325-5064
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