ARQUEOLOGIA IBEROAMERICANA - ISSN 1989-4104
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Boltzmann and the Connection of Thermodynamics with the Archaeology of Social Phenomena

Pascual Izquierdo-Egea


Arqueol. Iberoam.


Abstract
Thanks to the affinity between conflict and entropy, the famous Ludwig Boltzmann's equation can be adapted to the mortuary context of the archaeology of social phenomena to measure the impact of that social parameter and the collapse risk within an ancient civilization. The example of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica is used to demonstrate it.

Keywords
Boltzmann; thermodynamics; archaeology; social phenomena; conflict; entropy; collapse.

Cite as
Izquierdo-Egea, P. 2018.
Boltzmann y la conexión de la termodinámica con la arqueología de los fenómenos sociales. Arqueología Iberoamericana 40: 101-104. http://purl.org/aia/4011.
Publication date: December 31, 2018.

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