What is a chiefdom?

By |2018-04-21T13:20:20-07:00June 29th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Building at Gobekli Tepe (ca. 9000 BC) By about 9000 BC, in some places in West Asia and Egypt, towns were getting too big to be ruled by "big men". Not everybody knew everybody else. They couldn't just agree to be led by a total stranger. Gradually these towns developed chiefs. Instead of [...]