Jacek Kościuk, Judyta Cichocka
The use of optimization algorithms in research on early medieval urban planning – the case of the Market Place in Abû Mînâ (Egypt)

    The paper proposes the use of optimization algorithms in research on the organic development of an early medieval settlement in Abû Mînâ (Egypt). On the basis of the reconstructed number of inhabitants in individual building complexes, three hypotheses regarding their interaction with a group of stores and workshops that was created in a specific location were proposed. The results of the analysis shed new light the last phase of on Abû Mînâ development.

Key words: Abû Mînâ, Egypt, early Middle Ages, organic settlement development, optimization algorithms

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