Predicting the future state of the world using archaeological data: an exercise an archaeomancy

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 38 Published In Pages: 133-146
By Peregrine, Peter N., Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


This study examines the change in political integration over time. Results show that political integration has increased during the past 12,000 years following a quadratic curve. Authors suggest that, following this quadratic model, a world state is likely to appear by AD 5000.


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