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Digital maps illuminate ancient trade routes

How did the relationship between human societies and their surrounding terrain shape the formation of long-distance trade networks such as the Silk Road? Digital mapping and computer modelling offer insights. See Article p.193

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Figure 1: The Silk Road follows herding paths.

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Harrower, M., Dumitru, I. Digital maps illuminate ancient trade routes. Nature 543, 188–189 (2017).

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