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Consequences of Food Production Ancient Technology Catalhoyuk
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The Consequences of Food Production New technologies: Pottery, architecture, groundstone, trade Demography. Socio-political effects. Increased economic productivity. Changing attitudes?
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Demography population density population scale nutrition and disease (poorer health) territoriality and land ownership scalar stress (hierarchical organization)
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Consequences of Food Production: Increased Economic Productivity surplus food/reduced economic risk occupational specialization non portable technology wealth economy trade material investments (architecture, facilities)
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Consequences of Food Production: Socio-political Effects inter group (warfare) intra group (stratification) Changing conceptions of nature Less spare time, more work time
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Social and Political Complexity A concept anthropologists attach to a suite of social and political strategies for organizing larger scale societies Political and social complexity are associated with: 1. the development/escalation (and institutionalization) of social inequalities (beyond gender and age) 2. the development of centralized authority: control and management of society in the hands of few individuals
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Pathways to Power: Important Dimensions of Escalating Inequalities Access to Resources Control over resources, production, consumption and distribution of surplus food and goods
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