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The Resource Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences, edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Michael E. Smith

Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences, edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Michael E. Smith

Label
Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences
Title
Ten thousand years of inequality
Title remainder
the archaeology of wealth differences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Michael E. Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Field-defining research that will set the standard for understanding inequality in archaeological contexts"--Provided by publisher
  • "Is wealth inequality a universal feature of human societies, or did early peoples live an egalitarian existence? How did inequality develop before the modern era? Did inequalities in wealth increase as people settled into a way of life dominated by farming and herding? Why in general do such disparities increase, and how recent are the high levels of wealth inequality now experienced in many developed nations? How can archaeologists tell? Ten Thousand Years of Inequality addresses these and other questions by presenting the fist set of consistent quantitative measurements of ancient wealth inequality. The authors are archaeologists who have adapted the Gini index, a statistical measure of wealth distribution often used by economists to measure contemporary inequality, and applied it to house-size distributions serve as a model for other archaeologists and historians who want to document past patterns of wealth disparity. The chapters cover a variety of ancient cases, including early hunter-gatherers, farmer villages, and agrarian states and empires. the final chapter synthesizes and compares the results. Among the new and notable outcomes, the authors report a systematic difference between higher levels of inequality in ancient Old World socitiesand lower levels in their New World counterparts. For the firs time, archaeology allows humanity's deep past to provide an account of the early manifestations of wealth inequality around the world. " -- inside book cover
Member of
Cataloging source
AzTeS/DLC
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC72.4
LC item number
.T44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kohler, Timothy A.
  • Smith, Michael Ernest
Series statement
Amerind studies in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social archaeology
  • Equality
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Equality
  • Social archaeology
Label
Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences, edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Michael E. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying inequality's deep past / Michael E. Smith, Timothy A. Kohler, and Gary M. Feinman -- Letting the Gini out of the bottle: measuring inequality archaeologically / Christian E. Peterson and Robert D. Drennan -- Dreaming beyond Gini: methodological steps toward a composite archaeological inequality index / Rahul C. Oka [and six others] -- Testing hypotheses about emergent inequality (using Gini coefficients) in a complex fisher-forager society at the Bridge River site, British Columbia / Anna Marie Prentiss, Thomas A. Foor, and Mary-Margaret Murphy -- In and out of chains: the changing social contract in the Pueblo Southwest, AD 600-1300 / Timothy A. Kohler and Laura J. Ellyson -- Steady inequality in changing times: an examination of regional patterns in Hohokam structure data / Matthew Pailes -- Exploring measures of inequality in the Mississippian heartland / Alleen Betzenhauser -- Farming, inequality, and urbanization: a comparative analysis of late prehistoric northern Mesopotamia and southwestern Germany / Amy Bogaard, Amy Styring, Jade Whitlam, Mattia Fochesatto, and Samuel Bowles -- The trajectory of social inequality in ancient Mesopotamia / Elizabeth C. Stone -- Assessing wealth inequality in the pre-Hispanic Valley of Oaxaca: comparative implications / Gary M. Feinman, Ronald K. Faulseit, and Linda M. Nicholas -- Deep inequality: summary and conclusions / Timothy A. Kohler [and twelve others]
Control code
1010543742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780816537747
Lccn
2017047626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1010543742
Label
Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences, edited by Timothy A. Kohler and Michael E. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying inequality's deep past / Michael E. Smith, Timothy A. Kohler, and Gary M. Feinman -- Letting the Gini out of the bottle: measuring inequality archaeologically / Christian E. Peterson and Robert D. Drennan -- Dreaming beyond Gini: methodological steps toward a composite archaeological inequality index / Rahul C. Oka [and six others] -- Testing hypotheses about emergent inequality (using Gini coefficients) in a complex fisher-forager society at the Bridge River site, British Columbia / Anna Marie Prentiss, Thomas A. Foor, and Mary-Margaret Murphy -- In and out of chains: the changing social contract in the Pueblo Southwest, AD 600-1300 / Timothy A. Kohler and Laura J. Ellyson -- Steady inequality in changing times: an examination of regional patterns in Hohokam structure data / Matthew Pailes -- Exploring measures of inequality in the Mississippian heartland / Alleen Betzenhauser -- Farming, inequality, and urbanization: a comparative analysis of late prehistoric northern Mesopotamia and southwestern Germany / Amy Bogaard, Amy Styring, Jade Whitlam, Mattia Fochesatto, and Samuel Bowles -- The trajectory of social inequality in ancient Mesopotamia / Elizabeth C. Stone -- Assessing wealth inequality in the pre-Hispanic Valley of Oaxaca: comparative implications / Gary M. Feinman, Ronald K. Faulseit, and Linda M. Nicholas -- Deep inequality: summary and conclusions / Timothy A. Kohler [and twelve others]
Control code
1010543742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780816537747
Lccn
2017047626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1010543742

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