Im not entirely sure what section of PF this post should be in so I apologize in advance if this is not in the correct section. I dont know that much graph theory or the various fields that it can be applied to, but I do know that graph theory can be used in social media etc by using dynamic graphs that change over time and you can use it to predict outcomes etc. So my question is about how exactly graph theory is applied to these things. I joined a research group at my college that is finding fossils etc at different points all across the world. So my basic idea was to take these sort of data points or points on the map and use graph theory to extrapolate and predict where successive locations should be found. However, not knowing that much about graph theory I was wondering if someone that is more of an expert in the subject than I could tell me whether this is even possible or not or if I'm heading down a deadend.