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Peter Z. Revesz. 2022. Data Science Applied to Discover Ancient Minoan- Indus Valley Trade Routes Implied by Common Weight Measures. In International Database Engineered Applications Symposium (IDEAS’22), August 22–24, 2022, Budapest, Hungary. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3548785.3548804
This paper applies data mining of weight measures to discover possible long-distance trade routes among Bronze Age civilizations from the Mediterranean area to India. As a result, a new northern route via the Black Sea is discovered between the Minoan and the Indus Valley civilizations. This discovery enhances the growing set of evidence for a strong and vibrant connection among Bronze Age civilizations.