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Peasants, Agricultural Intensification, and Collective Action in Pre-Modern States (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lane Fargher. Richard Blanton.

Historically, anthropological archaeologists assumed that intensification, in complex societies, involved a combination of population pressure and state direction, which culminated in the rise of powerful, centralized states. However, intensive research over the last 30 years has considerably altered our concepts of intensification and the state. Drawing on landscape archaeology and alternative pathways theory, we consider how diverse political-economic and landscape strategies interact to...