Chapter 12.9 Settlements

Originated in multple hearths and diffused into many

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The first permanent settlements may have been palces for nomads to bury and honor their dead. They were also places to house women and children while the male hunted for food.

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Early settlements were places where groups could store surplus food and trade with other groups.

Public Services

Early settlemnts housed political leaders, as well as military forces to guard the residents of the settlement.
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