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Walter Scheidel's research on Roman population change

Professor Walter Scheidel and Professor Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut) have published a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which they analyze Roman coin hoards to explain population changes in the Roman Republic during the first century B.C.E. A good summary of the report and its implications is available on Stanford's Human Experience website, and the findings have been cited by ScienceNOW, published online by Science magazine here, as well as The New York Times.