Archaeology of slavery from cross-cultural perspective

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


There will be a relationship between slavery and social complexity


Results found that the likelihood of slavery increases as complexity increases, but decreases for the most complex societies. The least complex societies were not found to have slavery. The presence of slavery is thus only related to certain indicators of social complexity (technological specialization/metallurgy, social stratification, political integration, and agriculture) (11).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Principal components analysisSupportedmultiple p-valuesmultiple Kendall's tau-bTwo-tailed