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Experimentally Tested Theory: A Scientific Means For Inferring Social Structure

Pamela Emanuelson1*, David Willer2*

1North Dakota State University, USA

2University of South Carolina, USA

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Received Date: July 09, 2019;  Published Date: July 19, 2019


In this paper we suggest that models drawn from sociological theory, much of it experimentally tested, can be useful for inferring the social structures of prehistoric and historic chiefdoms as well as activity within and change across structure.

Keywords:Experiments; Theory; Social Structure

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