Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

Nomadic societies are likely to be egalitarian because?

a. nomadic societies are simple societies

b. nomadic people are less likely to accumulate personal wealth

c. they get along with each other

d. getting along is human nature

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Nomadic hunter gatherers need to band together because food is scarce before the invention of agriculture and everyone has to do his or her part to find the next meal. If someone wants to be alpha and get more than his share, the rest of the group can gang up and kick him out of the group or even kill him. No matter how strong someone is, he is no match for a band of several men working together. Besides, there is nothing to hoard because meat rots without refrigeration. Hoarding weakens band members so the entire group suffers. 

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