Intensification of agriculture and social hierarchies evolve together, study finds

Source: Science Daily

Researchers analyzed the evolution of 155 Island South East Asian and Pacific societies to determine that, rather than intensification of agriculture leading to social stratification, the two evolve together. The study illustrates the way social and material factors combine to drive human cultural evolution.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319155739.htm