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Unformatted text preview: Social classes where mainly defined by wealth which was the owner ship of land. Within the order of class distinction started with kings who then appointed religious leaders who were usually family members. Skilled workers and labors were next in the social order and they sometimes owned land. At the bottom of the classes were slaves that came from captured enemies, criminals and people that owed enormous debt. Education was also a factor in distinguishing social classes. Different cultures brought about knowledge of writing and metallurgy that help mold new societies. Each civilization took and modified the new learning’s and made them their own. The sharing of techniques between people was a beneficial part of growth. With the invention of agriculture complex societies were established and as knowledge progressed social structures formed and evolved....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, social structures, era agriculture societies, agriculture complex societies