Archaeology of slavery from cross-cultural perspective

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 2017 Sage Published In Pages: 1-25
By Hrnčíř, Václav, Květina, Petr


Slavery will vary by type of subsistence


Results found the presence of slaves to be rare among hunter-gatherers and horticultural farmers, and more often among fishing. For migratory farmers, presence of slavery depended on tool material. Slavery occurs 50% within pastoralists and hunters, and slightly less often among intensive farmers.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
AssociationSupportedp < 0.01Cramer's V= 0.485UNKNOWN