Archaeologists from the University of Sydney and the University at Albany have found evidence of a network of networks in ancient India.
The research suggests that the ancient society was organized around a series of networks to ensure its survival and prosperity.
The network analysis research project will be published in the journal Network Analysis Archaeological Reviews.
Dr. Anna Schmid from the Department of Anthropology and Art History at the University, said the evidence for ancient networks is significant.
“We’ve shown that ancient societies had large networks and that they had different levels of organisation,” she said.
“The network analysis archaeologist could then identify which of the different levels was important to the society and the structure of that network.”
The study of ancient networks, known as network analysis archeology, focuses on the evolution of human social and economic networks.
Schmid said there are many ways to reconstruct an ancient network.
For example, archaeologists can look at how ancient societies used the internet to connect people, or they can look to see how the social structure of the ancient network could have evolved.
“In this study we focused on the network analysis network and looked at the network structure and its evolution in an ancient society,” she explained.
“These networks were highly structured.
They were hierarchies and they were organized in a hierarchical fashion, which suggests a social organization that was structured around hierarchy.”‘
I can tell you we’re in a new phase’It was not a network that was established in one location, but rather it was an interconnected network that had been in existence for many centuries, she said, adding the findings show the ancient societies were organized around social structures and hierarchies.
The study is part of the broader work of the Ancient Networks Project, which was started in 2016.
It involves scientists and archaeologists from across the world looking at how the ancient world was organized and how that organization was maintained.
The Ancient Networks project is a collaboration between the University and the New York Public Library.
Schmid said the work is being done in the context of the New World, which has been in the news recently because of the opioid epidemic.
“I can say that we are in a very new phase,” she told CBC News.
Schmet said she was not surprised to see the findings because there is an understanding of how societies were organised and how networks are built.
“This is a very sophisticated and sophisticated network.
We have a lot of work to do in the field to understand how this network evolved,” she added.”
It’s important to have networks that are stable and that are not going to fall apart, that have a future.
This is one way that we can look back at ancient societies and look at their past and see how they were organised.”