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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