With my elven prisoners put to useful purpose, I've been able to resume my working on my plan to become the ultimate dwarf. Or rather, to raise the ultimate dwarf: My recent brush with old age got me thinking that perhaps focusing only on my own self-improvement was putting all my ore in one minecart, so to speak. I therefore broadened my focus a little, and have started paying more attention to my son and heir. I must admit I had been neglecting him - but no longer! I shall, I have decided, raise him to the same ideals that I myself have been following all my life. To that end, I've decided to send him on a few expeditions into the world to gain some practical experience.
Of course, I'm not sending him out unprepared and undefended; I've provided him with a loyal bodyguard and the finest equipment I could commission from my armourers, and have filled his head with all the relevant information about human lands that I could think of. He's a good lad, and curious, and asked me all sorts of questions about what to expect that I wouldn't have thought of myself. I was able to answer most of them from my own experience, but there was one that I didn't have a ready reply to: "How big is a human town?"
It's a simple enough question, I suppose - but I soon realised I've never needed to know the answer; As an adventurer, I never needed to know the precise populations and sizes of the towns I passed through, and as a vaultlord the only urban settlements I've had to deal with were dwarf-made and subterranian. Thus, I found myself stumped.
There must be some formula for working it out; Humans tend to spread out fairly evenly, from what I've seen. I imagine a human lord would know, since it'd allow them to determine whether or not a particular hex of their domain counted as having the city terrain type as per the table on page 244 - but my human mage friend is off selling some silk he obtained from a genie, and there's no-one else I could easily ask.
I therefore must turn to you, oh Autarchs: Is there any way to eastimate how much space a town takes up, provided you know the number of families present, and given some reasonable assumptions about the average population density of cities in late antiquity?