Typology and patterning: Spiro's sample re-examined

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 68 Published In Pages: 1456-1470
By Chaney, Richard P.


Spiro stated that food production and social stratification jointly comprise a necessary condition for maximum government. Although there is a significant relationship between the three variables (economics, government and stratification), no statement about necessary conditions can be made (1465, 1466)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
chi square, comparison of raw scoresSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN