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Protohistoric Bronze Age Cyprus (ProBA): A Sociohistorical Approach

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter offers a comprehensive discussion of Protohistoric Bronze Age Cyprus (ca. 1650–1100 BC) and its material record, which is characterized by several striking changes: town centres with ... More


The future of agriculture and humanity

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This final chapter looks back at the impact of agriculture on human populations, and looks forward to a highly uncertain future for both farming and humanity. The relatively stable Holocene climate ... More


On the Origins of Social Complexity in the Central Andes and Possible Linguistic Correlations

PETER KAULICKE

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter tackles a number of problems surrounding the emergence and formation of complex societies in the central Andes, principally on the north and central coasts of Peru and their adjacent ... More


Introduction

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The study of Cyprus's prehistoric and early historic past has been dominated by a tendency to see the island's social, economic, cultural, and even artistic development as the result of migrations, ... More


Early Mounds and Monumental Art in Ancient Amazonia: History, Scale, Function, and Social Ecology

Anna C. Roosevelt, J. Douglas, B. Bevan, Maura Imazio da Silveira, and L. Brown

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A truism of the study of ancient complex societies has been that only centralized, stratified, fully agricultural complex societies have what it takes to need, build, maintain, and use monumental ... More


The Evolution of Complex Society in the Titicaca Basin

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how the complex society of the Titicaca Basin evolved. It discusses the persuasive means of elite emergence, the rise of competitive peer polities during the Upper Formative ... More


Kinship, Friendship, and Patron-Client Relations in Complex Societies

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The anthropologist's study of complex societies receives its major justification from the fact that such societies are not as well organized and tightly knit. There are political resources that are ... More


Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Eric Wolf

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This collection is a legacy of some of the author's most original work, with a foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the chapters, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until ... More


Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Christina A. Conlee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Beyond the Nasca Lines examines the origin, rise, fall, and reformation of complex societies through investigations conducted at the archaeological site of La Tiza in the desert of Nasca, Peru. La ... More


Power, Agency, and Identity: Migration and Aftermath in the Mezquital Area of North-Central Mexico

Christopher S. Beekman and Alexander F. Christensen

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The study of migration among complex societies, even ancient ones, requires careful consideration of how power relationships impact on migrant identity and its expression through material culture. ... More


The Puzzle of Human Ultrasociality: How Did Large-Scale Complex Societies Evolve?

Peter Turchin

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After a long and turbulent history, the study of human cultural evolution is finally becoming comparable to the study of genetic evolution, with human history the counterpart of the biological fossil ... More


The Archaeology of Complex Societies and Ancient States

Nam C. Kim

in The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199980888
eISBN:
9780190268879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980888.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a theoretical background to archaeological theories regarding the origins of complex societies and ancient states. Most theories can be very generally grouped into a few overall ... More


Individuals and culture

Robert A. Hinde

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

To be able to understand human social behaviour and human diversity, this chapter focuses on the relations between one's biological heritage and the complexities of cultural beliefs in more complex ... More


Mississippian Beginnings: Multiple Perspectives on Migration, Monumentality, and Religion in the Prehistoric Eastern United States

David G. Anderson

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The emergence of the complex societies of the late prehistoric era in Eastern North America has been the subject of extensive research in recent years, resulting in a new appreciation for how these ... More


Conclusion: neighbourhoods in the wider picture

Tim Blackman

in Placing health: Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346117
eISBN:
9781447302971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation between neighbourhood renewal and health improvement. It highlights the potential of neighbourhoods as places for engagement for ... More


Introduction: An Intellectual Autobiography

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter presents an account of the author's life. The underlying theme is the issue of power and his central concern with power and its historical trajectories. He believed that anthropology is ... More


The Rise and Fall of Complex Societies in Nasca

Christina A. Conlee

in Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter a summary of the conclusions from the previous chapters is presented. The trajectory of the rise, collapse, and reformation of complex societies in Nasca is examined. In addition, ... More


Materialist Factors: Water and Cacao at Chocolá

Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña

in Water, Cacao, and The Early Maya of Chocóla

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056746
eISBN:
9780813053615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056746.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter details the two principal materialist research foci of the project, water and cacao. Water control systems in Mesoamerica and at ancient Maya cities are reviewed in order to set the ... More


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