Research Paper 
Select one of the sedentary societies discussed in the last half of the course.  Write an six page double-spaced, type-written paper discussing the forms of social, economic and ritual institutions which characterized the society.  Discuss the degree to which this society's transition to more complex hierarchical structures was similar to other complex societies dealt with in the text and to what degree was its pathway unique.  You are expected to use additional resources (books, articles, Web pages etc.) for your paper.  I will accept any standard research manual style for citations and bibliography. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  Please send this assignment in written form by mail directly to me at Department of Anthropology/Western Michigan University/Kalamazoo, MI 49008 .  In order for you to take the final examination (see syllabus) I must have already received the research paper.
Please Note: Any indication of Academic Dishonesty, Plagiarism or Copying will result in immediate failure for the course.


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