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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 10:39AM

Watch how cities sprang up and grew over time:

http://metrocosm.com/history-of-cities/

Notice: No Zarahemla, or any other BoM city. How about that :)

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Posted by: eternal1 ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 12:31PM

Very interesting.

I suspect TBMs looking at this would think it validates the BOM since there was civilization around that "narrow neck of land" close to the right time. And scientists don't know everything, so there's that. lol

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Posted by: Void K. Packer ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 12:32PM

I wonder what constitutes a "city" in their model.

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Posted by: eternal1 ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 12:37PM

From the page:

"Edit: In response to a few questions regarding the definition used here for “city,” below is some more information from the study. The researchers compiled the data from two original sources: Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler and World Cities: -3,000 to 2,000 by George Modelski. Both original sources define cities based on population, though they use different thresholds.

“Chandler included only the largest cities for each time period: cities with populations over 20,000 from AD 800 to AD 1850 (excluding Asian cities which had a 40,000 population threshold for this period), and cities with populations over 40,000 after AD 1850 for all locations.”

“Modelski used different minimum thresholds from Chandler for different eras to define a city:

Ancient (3500 BC to 1000 BC):≥10,000 inhabitants
Classical (1000 BC to AD 1000):≥100,000 inhabitants
Modern (AD 1000 onward):≥1,000,000 inhabitants”"

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 12:43PM

Don't forget that almost all the New World cities were destroyed just before JC dropped in to visit, circa 30 AD. That's obviously why they weren't counted. They may have been populated by dinosaurs... Who knows?

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 03:02PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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> Don't forget that almost all the New World cities
> were destroyed just before JC dropped in to visit,
> circa 30 AD. That's obviously why they weren't
> counted. They may have been populated by
> dinosaurs... Who knows?


That's right.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good point.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 03:01PM

I love this Hie.... thank you !!!!!

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