The Emergence of the State
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Chiefdoms at the threshold: The competitive origins of the primary state

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This article was written by Elsa M. Redmond and Charles S. Spencer for the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. The article compares the chiefdoms located at Cahokia and Monte Alban. While Cahokia went the way of most complex chiefdoms by falling out of power due to a lack of administrative control in the face of massive expansion; Monte Alban developed into the Zapotec state. The article argues that the militaristic ingenuity of Monte Alban allowed their survival and this exemplifies the coercive theory of state development.

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Pathways to Social Complexity and State Formatio in the Southern Zambezian Region

From African Archaeological Review

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This article was written by Nam C. Kim and 

Chapurukha M. Kusimba for the African Archaeological Review. It outlines the development of state like societies in the South African Zambezian region. The accumulation of wealth by the elite allowed a complex social structure to develop. These states' developments fit the voluntaristic theory proposed in the anthro.palomar.edu/ article. 

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Nasca culture integration and complexity: A perspective from the site of La Tiza

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This article was written by Christina A. Conlee for the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. The article argues that the Nasca society, that had been previously viewed as middlerange, displayed the complexity of state level. With particular evidence coming from the settlements of La Tiza which had irrigation works that fit the hydraulic theory of state emergence. 

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Political Organizationl: Political Levels of Integration

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This article was written by Dennis O'Neil on the website http://anthro.palomar.edu/. ; The article defines chiefdoms and states and poses the question: why did states develop? It offers three theories to explain their conception that the other articles exemplify. 

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