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Unformatted text preview: irrigation Chiefdom- a type of society with an office of chief, most commonly hereditary, social ranking, and redistributive economy Stratified society- a society with unequal access to resources within groups of the same gender and status Redistribution- a system of exchange in which wealth is reallocated; found in chiefdom and state societies Market exchange- the trading of goods and services through the use of currency Barter- exchange of products that does not involve currency Commodity money- currency in the form of valued objects such as shells or gold Fiat money- paper currency backed by the nation-states claim of its value...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course ANTH Anth 0780 taught by Professor Richardscaglion during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.
- Fall '09