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Tribes and the Formation of Social Inequality : : a Case Study from Central Jordan

  • Author(s): Vincent, Matthew L.
  • et al.

This project examines the role of nomadic pastoralists in the role of state formation in the Middle East, and specifically in the ancient polity of Moab in Central Jordan. Ethnographic studies are the primary sources for understanding the power relationship between nomadic and settled populations, and these studies provide the framework for understanding social inequality in Moab during the Iron Age

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