Inequality: What we've learned from the 'Robots of the late Neolithic'

September 19, 2019 - General

Seven thousand years ago, societies across Eurasia began to show signs of lasting divisions between haves and have-nots. In new research published in the journal Antiquity, scientists chart the precipitous surge of prehistoric inequality and trace its economic origins back to the adoption of ox-drawn ploughs.

A Canadienne ox at a historic village in New Brunswick, Canada
[Credit: Amy Bogaard]Their findings challenge a long-held view…

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