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Ten Thousand Years of Inequality The Archaeology of Wealth Differences

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ISBN-10: 0816539448

ISBN-13: 9780816539444

Edition: N/A

Authors: Timothy A. Kohler, Michael E. Smith

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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 first set of consistent quantitative measurements of ancient wealth inequality. The authors are archaeologists who have adapted the Gini index, a statistical measure of…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 2/19/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Timothy A. Kohleris Regents Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.Mark D. Varienis Research and Education Chair at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.