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Christopher Chase-Dunn Sociology 10 The City: An Introduction
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Research Paper The task is to study a pre-modern settlement system The Settlement System of a premodern world-system. The settlements (camps, villages towns, cities), their relations with one another and with nature. Settlement systems usually cross polity boundaries, and so they exists within a world-system of allying and competing polities Turn in topic April 29 Turn in paper June 3
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Research Paper Resources David Wilkinson’s maps  citypop5.xls   Settlement Size Distributions (again) Causes of changes in settlement systems
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Settlement Systems Settlement systems involve human  interactions among settlements,  interactions with nature and  interaction with rural or non- sedentary peoples.
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Settlement Size Hierarchies 1-tiered, 2-tiered, 3-tiered and 4-tiered settlement systems
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Settlement size  distributions Steep and flat size distributions: Flat = all the settlements are about the same size Steep= there is one big settlements, no middle-sized ones, 
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Unformatted text preview: and a lot of small ones. This is also called urban primacy The lognormal and rank-size distributions. Rank-size: the second largest settlement is one half as large as the largest settlement, the third largest is one third as large, and so forth. Settlement Rank Settlement Size big little Largest Smallest flat Flat and Steep Size Distributions steep David Wilkinsons maps http://irows.ucr.edu/research/citemp/asa01/wilkinson.htm 2250 BC blow up 1900 Wilkinson map Largest city sizes City Population Size Dataset: citypop5.xls Time N Region City Rank population (thousands)-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Ur x 1 1 65.0-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Memphis x 2 60.0-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Thebes 3 3 48.3-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Lagash 4 4 36.7-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Susa x 5 5 25.0-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Mari 6 24.0-2000 2000 B.C. West Asia Nippur 7 22.0...
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