This is a interesting bit of research, using a large set of ancient records of trade between various bronze age cities a team used the data and
mathematics to predict distances between trade cities to indicate where lost cities might lie. Part of their reasoning is that cities closer to one
another will trade more frequently, and cities farther away less. By plotting trading distances of known cities on a map, they could see where these
distances would overlap to indicate possible locations of lost cities - sort of triangulating their position.
I hate to be a negative nancy, but I'm not sure their theory holds up. Even in ancient times, distance between cities isn't the only thing that would
affect the amount of trade. If that's the only thing they're using to analyze the data, the results are gonna be off. They're failing to take into
account supply and demand.
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