All these questions would probably relate to:
What resources were valued.
Who extracted/worked/produced resources.
Who controlled land/resources.
How control was transferred.
What knowledge was valued.
How knowledge was transferred.
Who had an in with the gods/creator.
Were these matrilineal or patrilineal, or a combination?
What the kinship system was.
Did people "own" the land?
How did they perceive their relationship to the
More questions than I can think of because I don't know enough to ask
the right ones. But looking at other cultures today can help us
formulate some of those questions. (What questions would a member of an
Amazon tribe ask about another people? I've no idea, but I bet it would
be entirely different from the ones I'd ask.)
On 08-Nov-2015 12:55 PM, Michael wrote:
> A good question. Let's pick a central issue to society: the
> relationship between men and women. Could we e.g. answer the following
> questions re Britain:
> 1. What was the power relationship between men and women (remember
> 2. How many wives did men have (or husbands for women)
> 3. Was there a dowry system?
> 4. Did men and women marry "for love"?
> I will admit that I haven't a clue on any of these in the Bronze age.
> On 08/11/2015 17:39, Dave Tooke wrote:
>> I always feel that understanding other, and often quite different,
>> societies is really quite hard.
>> Especially when we can see what appears to similarities with our own.
>> For example it's very easy to think we understand the Bronze Age
>> Do we?
>> Dave Tooke
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