Transition from neolithic to copper/bronze age

E Douglas Kihn (
7 Dec 1996 09:54:46 GMT

Jupiter! I'm searching for books/articles/info regarding that amazing
era when finally after 100,000 years in this physical form, we
accumulated enough surplus food to create the material conditions that
encouraged the development of greed, theft, war, classes, slavery, ie.
civilization. In Europe/Near East 4500-3500BC; Crete/India/China
2000-1500BC; America perhaps widely scattered times and places and
degrees. The only two books I've found that really address this are:
"The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State" by
Friedrich Engels; "The Chalice and the Blade" by Riane Eisner (1987).

Does anyone know of any research that supports/refutes/explores this
area? Post to newsgroup or personal email is appreciated. Thanks.

Dr. Doug

"Stop quoting laws to us. We carry swords." Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus