How Many Types of Societies Exist?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 1:03:58 PM ET

Ten types of societies exist around the world, including hunting and gathering, simple horticultural, advanced horticultural, simple agrarian, advanced agrarian, simple herding, advanced herding and industrial. Many societies exist on products and resources provided by natural environments on land while others, such as fishing societies and maritime societies, depend on the sea or other bodies of water for sustenance and economic sustainability.