Re: from bands to states?

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 14:57:42 -0500

woops, sorry, thats "ca 8000 bp"

On Thu, 15 Aug 1996, thomas w kavanagh wrote:

> 'Course the other assumption here is that "Mesolithic era" societies were
> only organized as "bands."
> I can imagine folks working with a chipped stone industry who were
> exploiting a productive enough resource -- such as say, Bison antiquus
> (the Olsen-Chubbock event ca 800 bp produced some 60,000 lbs of usable
> meat) -- being organized as dispersed 'tribes' linked by sodalities rather
> than as independent bands.