A preliminary index of social development

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 58 Published In Pages: 687-715
By Naroll, Raoul


This article reviews literature on social evolution, urbanization, and their interrelationships before empirically examining the relationship between settlement size and organizational complexity. An index of social development composed of three indicators is introduced, critiqued, and compared to other classification systems.

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