Comparing Development of Complex Societies – Peru, China, Africa

Comparing at least two regions, do you see complex societies developing in a similar way, or is each region unique? What features are shared, what’s distinct? Consider the cultural evolution model proposed by Sahlins and Service and expanded on by the likes of Gary Feinman and Joyce Marcus or the responses by critics including Pauketat and Jason Yeager, to name a few.

Include the following regions/eras:

Peru/Incan Empire Era
China/Shang Dynasty
Africa/Mali Empire


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