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dc.contributor.authorTurchin, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Rob
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Thomas E.
dc.contributor.authorFeeney, Kevin C.
dc.contributor.authorFrancois, Pieter
dc.contributor.authorHoyer, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorManning, Joseph G.
dc.contributor.authorMarciniak, Arkadiusz
dc.contributor.authorMullins, Daniel Austin
dc.contributor.authorPalmisano, Alessio
dc.contributor.authorPeregrine, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Edward A. L.
dc.contributor.authorWhitehouse, Harvey
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T13:06:06Z
dc.date.available2015-07-06T13:06:06Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationTurchin , P , Brennan , R , Currie , T E , Feeney , K C , Francois , P , Hoyer , D , Manning , J G , Marciniak , A , Mullins , D A , Palmisano , A , Peregrine , P , Turner , E A L & Whitehouse , H 2015 , ' Seshat: The Global History Databank ' , Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 77-107 .
dc.identifier.issn2373-7530
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 8704955
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c493f94d-c380-45db-b4b9-0be66c5db9a6
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84962377267
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1590-0509/work/34872011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/16139
dc.description.abstractThe vast amount of knowledge about past human societies has not been systematically organized and, therefore, remains inaccessible for empirically testing theories about cultural evolution and historical dynamics. For example, what evolutionary mechanisms were involved in the transition from the small-scale, uncentralized societies, in which humans lived 10,000 years ago, to the large-scale societies with an extensive division of labor, great differentials in wealth and power, and elaborate governance structures of today? Why do modern states sometimes fail to meet the basic needs of their populations? Why do economies decline, or fail to grow? In this article, we describe the structure and uses of a massive databank of historical and archaeological information, Seshat: The Global History Databank. The data that we are currently entering in Seshat will allow us and others to test theories explaining how modern societies evolved from ancestral ones, and why modern societies vary so much in their capacity to satisfy their members’ basic human needsen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution
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dc.titleSeshat: The Global History Databanken
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
dc.contributor.institutionDigital History Research Centre
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttps://escholarship.org/uc/item/9qx38718#page-1
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
dc.description.versiontypeFinal Published version
dcterms.dateAccepted2015
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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