Unformatted text preview: Southwest Asia or Mesoamerica though. 2. Social Theories: Barbara Bender thought that some hunter-gatherer societies were becoming more complex socially, with far more elaborate hierarchical social organizations. An expansion of trade and of political alliances between neighboring groups created more social and economic pressures to produce more and more surplus goods, including food and objects. 3. Population and Resources: Boserup points out that food production systems of any type are highly flexible. 4. Climatic change: Climactic shocks could have been causes of food production 5. Ecological Theories Opportunities and “attractiveness” 6. Social Competition...
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- Spring '08
- Vere Gordon Childe, A. Early Hypotheses