An index of sociocultural development applicable to precivilized societies

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 454-461
By Bowden, Edgar


Using principal-components analysis, the author develops an Index of Sociocultural Development that measures the same concepts as Carneiro’s Index of Cultural Accumulation. Carneiro’s index also contains a measure of cultural elaboration which the author suggests examining further.

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