Village-Bonded Societies

Village-bonded society

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)

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