from bands to states?

Wade Tarzia (wade@PMC.UCONN.EDU)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 12:41:20 -0400

Just a detail that a previous post jogged me into -- if Fried thought
tribes (meaning chiefdom here, or the tribe based on earned-and-ephemeral
leader roles??) developed only through contacts with nearby states, then
how would he explain the assumed jump from mesolithic-era band society to
developing neolithic-era tribes and chiefdoms before any state can have
existed? -- wade