CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Cluster D deals with societies that practice agriculture and are mostly characterised by relatively complex social regulations, institutionalised social hierarchies, and surplus production with differentiated access to resources and material goods which c

Local and regional environments are extensively exploited. Settlement sizes increase and differentiated settlement systems evolve, further necessitating the emergence of larger social institutions which regulate interaction. Proto-urban megasites are a characteristic of some of these societies, while others were organised in more disperse settings, where single centralised sites dominate communities in an archaeologically less visible manner.