Human settlements and societies varied greatly in antiquity. They ranged from small groups moving from place to place to large nations living in cities of stone or brick. In some settlements, all members were relatively equal, while in others, power was concentrated in the hands of rulers who were revered as gods. These differences did not come from biological differences among people but from adaptations to varying environments, from contacts with other societies, and, most important, from... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 6p.