Compare relative dating and chronometric dating


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For centuries, we have been telling ourselves a simple story about the origins of social inequality.

For most of their history, humans lived in tiny egalitarian bands of hunter-gatherers.

’), all without addressing any of the factors that people actually object to about such ‘unequal’ social arrangements: for instance, that some manage to turn their wealth into power over others; or that other people end up being told their needs are not important, and their lives have no intrinsic worth.

The latter, we are supposed to believe, is just the inevitable effect of inequality, and inequality, the inevitable result of living in any large, complex, urban, technologically sophisticated society.

This is important because the narrative also defines our sense of political possibility.