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Synopsis of Chapter IV The Impact of Symbol Systems

In which we see how the development of writing, increased unit size, hierarchy, class and gender differences (including slavery) and war all go together.

Synopsis of Chapter III – Thinking about Symbols and Symbol Systems: Agriculture before Writing

Link to Full Text In which we see the “preconditions” for writing in early agriculture sites developing along with a social hierarchy and none at an egalitarian early agriculture site Argument of the chapter: The people of both ‘Ain Ghazal and Çatalhöyük started as egalitarian hunter/gatherers and became agricultural over time in the way we […]