Vol. 44 (2019), pp. 80–87 • 185 KB • español
Thermodynamics and the Archaeology of Social Phenomena

Pascual Izquierdo-Egea

Arqueol. Iberoam.

There is a close relationship between thermodynamics and the archaeology of social phenomena (or archaeonomy) through Gibbs free energy and linked parameters. This new quantitative approach reveals its enormous utility when applied to the analysis of the Great Recession in the United States of America. It also yields significant results in the case of ancient civilizations through their mortuary record, although obviously current societies offer more accurate information when testing the predictive capacity of these new scientific techniques.

Thermodynamics; theoretical archaeology; social phenomena; mortuary record; Great Recession.

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Izquierdo-Egea, P. 2019.
Termodinámica y arqueología de los fenómenos sociales.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 44: 80-87.

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Publication date: December 31, 2019.

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