Originally Posted by lokariototal
So you think all social hierarchy/organization started with Agriculture?
I've no doubt there have been some real bossy soandso's since the dawn of time, but bear in mind here that hunter gatherer societies/tribes are small scale compared to agricultural communities. Perhaps a difference of 300 to 3,000 members.
In H/G societies, every member of the tribe is involved in the food gathering process whereas in agricultural societie, which have many more members, the labour force is divided and managed. only a percentage of the population are involved in food production which means some of the population can be craftsmen or warriors on a full time basis.
We're getting into the area of specialization and population management now.