intermediate societies

intermediate societies

societies of size and complexity intermediate between simple societies and modern industrial societies, and intermediate in ‘developmental’ sequence.
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Among their topics are food sharing and magnaminity among Martu Aborigines; political alliance, economic resources, and reproductive success in the Ecuadorian Amazon; the evolution of managerial elites in intermediate societies; of leaders and legacies in Native North America; leadership in middle-range African societies; and identifying the pathways to permanent leadership.
In this category, the contributions of both Juan and Judith Villamarin and Mario Rivera usefully question the marginality that has often been ascribed to the so-called "intermediate societies," which did not impress Europeans as much as the more familiar Inca state.
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