A settlement pattern scale of cultural complexity

A Handbook of Method in Cultural Anthropology Natural History Press Garden City Published In Pages: 872-886
By McNett, Charles W., Jr.


The author utilizes Beardsley et al.'s (1956) settlement pattern typology to develop a five-rank scale of cultural complexity. The scale was developed using 30 traits converted into categorical form. The scale is designed for use by archaeologists to infer or presume the existence of certain nonmaterial cultural traits in a given society.

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