Pathways to social inequality
Evolutionary Human Sciences • Vol/Iss. 3(e35) • Cambridge University Press • Cambridge • Published In • Pages: 1-14 •
By Haynie, Hannah J., Kavanaugh, Patrick H., Jordan, Fiona M. , Ember, Carol R. , Gray, Russell D. , Greenhill, Simon J. , Kirby, Kathryn R. , Kushnick, Geoff , Low, Bobbi S., Tuff, Ty, Vilela, Bruno, Botero, Carlos A. , Gavin, Michael C.
Environmental conditions will be associated with the development of social inequality.
Three measures were used for environmental conditions, all of which had significant indirect effects on the development of social inequality: environmental productivity (indirect effect size=-0.028), predictable and seasonal environment (indirect effect size=-0.624), and slope and elevation (indirect effect size=0.105). The effect of the environmental variables was largely through their paths predicting large domesticated animals (slope and elevation positively, the others negatively).
|Path diagrams||Supported||p<0.05||See note||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Environmental productivity||Independent||Climate, Land Use|
|Predictable and Seasonal||Independent||Climate, Annual Cycle|
|Slope and Elevation||Independent||Topography And Geology|