ANTH oct 8 class - Friday October 8 Chiefdom cont Conflict is endemic Competition for land resources and followers Small scale warfare raiding and

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Friday October 8  Chiefdom, cont.  Conflict is endemic:   Competition for land, resources, and followers.   Small scale warfare, raiding, and full-on conquest.  Usually there are no standing armies; instead, warriors may be  drawn on short notice.  An example is the Mississippian Chiefdoms  They are  not  from Mississippi. They were chiefdom societies in  North and South America.  They were first studied in the  Mississippi River Valley.   They lived from 1000 – 1500 C.E.   Their existence is the greatest and most sudden change in the  southeast before European contact.   They were the climax culture for the southeast.  Increased social and political complexity.   Increased population size and density. 
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 Chiefdom level organization: political centralization; several  villages under administration of a mound center.   Social differentiation and stratification: status is ascribed, not 
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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ANTH oct 8 class - Friday October 8 Chiefdom cont Conflict is endemic Competition for land resources and followers Small scale warfare raiding and

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