Was there a prehistoric trend from smaller to larger political units?

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 49 Published In Pages: 289-301
By Hart, Hornell, Taylor, Donald L.


"[There is] a high positive correlation between technological and political development among primitive peoples [political complexity an indirect measure of geographical area controlled by a society]" (289)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson’s product-moment correlationSupportedp<.01.72UNKNOWN