What evidence is there that part of the power of elites in the complex societies discussed in this chapter rested on their control over trade routes? What other sources of power emerge from these case studies?
What can we learn about the process of state formation by comparing Mesopotamia and Egypt?
What is peer polity interaction, and how is it applied to early Aegean states?
Describe the parallels between the Shang ruler’s performance of rituals to the role of rulers in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegeans, and the Indus:
How did the elite of Teotihuacan and the Maya cities use architecture to establish their position of power?
What insight does archaeology yield about the impact of Aztec expansion on people living at the periphery of the empire?
How were the Inca able to maintain their dominion over the large territories that made up Tawantinsuyu?
World Prehistory and Archaeology 3rd edition. Michael Chazan. Pearson Publisher. ISBN: 0205953107 THAT'S The text book to be used.
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