Social Hierarchy (Other Keyword)

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Despotism, cooperation, and the evolution of social hierarchy in prehistoric Hawai‘i (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert DiNapoli.

Ancient Hawaiian society is often emphasized as a locus for the evolution of complex hierarchical polities. At the time of European contact, Hawaiian society was divided into a large class of commoners and a smaller class of hereditary chiefs and land-managers, the latter controlling a vastly disproportionate share of land and resources. This despotism by Hawaiian elites is regularly emphasized in discussions of the ‘development of the state’; however, the high level of cooperation inherent in...

Micronesian Resources Study: Kosrae Archaeology; Studies in the Prehistory of Malem Municipality, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (1997)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marilyn K. Swift. Randy A. Harper. J. Stevens Athens.

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Mimbres Inequality
PROJECT Uploaded by: Will Russell

Appendices to Will G. Russell's dissertation

Social Differentiation and Hierarchy at a Central Place in the Eastern Andes of Ecuador (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrea Cuellar.

This paper focuses on the development of a central place in the Quijos Valley, Eastern Andes of Ecuador. Based on an intensive survey of the site complemented by small excavations, I offer a spatial, demographic, social and economic characterization of this central place with the goal of discussing and contrasting views on the development of social differentiation, hierarchy, and centralized political authority in ancient chiefdoms. Contextualizing this in a body of regional settlement pattern...