Some Characteristics of Stratification Systems

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Some Characteristics of Stratification Systems Hunting and gathering societies: stratification was not highly developed and probably depended on characteristics of certain individual leaders (charisma, medicinal skills, physical skills) or ability of certain family groups to control and exploit an area Horticultural societies: stratification was more developed and stable, and partly related to a community's "natural division of labor," and
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Unformatted text preview: political (ability to form alliances) and productive skills; slaves and castes present Agrarian society: stratification is strongly related to the division of labor (religious, political and military elites and prosperous artisan and merchant guilds have higher social status); in the country side major classes consist of landowners and peasants (estate system of stratification); slaves and castes are present...
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