Rise and fall of political complexity in island South-East Asia and the Pacific

Nature Vol/Iss. 467(7317) Macmillan Published In Pages: 801-804
By Currie, Thomas E., Greenhill, Simon J. , Gray, Russell D. , Hasegawa, Toshikazu, Mace, Ruth


Using phylogenetic modeling, the researchers test hypotheses for different sequences of political complexity among South-East Asian and Pacific Austronesian-speaking cultures. The research adds to an existing debate between sequential, incremental political evolution models and non-sequential models with larger increases in complexity. The results suggest support for a more sequential unilinear model.


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Ethnographic Atlas (EA)Other researchers'Classification of political organization

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