TITLE

PREHISTORIC TIMES - LATER OLD WORLD PREHISTORY (3000 B.C.E. AND AFTERWARD) - STATE-ORGANIZED SOCIETIES

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Encyclopedia of World History;2001, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about state organized societies in later old world prehistory, during 3000 b.c. and afterwards, is presented. These societies emerged in Egypt and Mesopotamia within 5000 years of the appearance of farming villages in the Near East. They were characterized by class stratification, intensive agriculture, and were based on assumptions of social inequality.
ACCESSION #
28535602

 

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