Village Bonded Societies
are the largest classification of acephalous societies
. They differ from lineage-bonded societies
and land-bonded societies
mainly in that they are large enough to support both secret societies
and age sets
With both of those institutions in place, a village-bonded society can make the transition to statehood, if the need arises.
(Based on material presented by Joseph C. Dorsey at Purdue University)