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Unformatted text preview: Post-Neolithic Changes Increases in scale of communities and societies Changes in mechanisms structuring societies Increased social differentiations Increased inequality Two aspects of complex societies Differentiation: child, adult, young, old, etc Inequality Differentiation Social: value of different groups Economic: what you do, what you have Political: dictators, kings, etc In large complex societies, one person can perform a unique task that has such a demand he doesn't have to perform anything else How did vast differences in economic standing come about? What made someone a political high class or low class? What impact did the move to complex societies have on the frequency and scale of warfare?...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, complex societies, large complex societies