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Stats4Grads: Did Globalisation Exist Before the 16th Century?

Presented by Ran Zhang, Department of Archaeology, Durham University

2 December 2015 13:00 in CM105

It has been suggested that globalisation was gradually formed after the 16th century, while European travellers and merchants entered the Indian Ocean. However Archaeological evidence suggests that an earlier globalisation process had already been established by trades, conflicts and communications in Eurasia since the 12th and 13th centuries. To give insight into this issue, quantitative methods play an important role in understanding these historical changes. This talk aims to introduce a preliminary attempt of applying quantitative methods on archaeological topics and share some of the problems which are being faced.

Contact samuel.jackson@durham.ac.uk for more information

See the Stats4Grads page for more details about this series.