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For most of human evolution, communities consisted of small nomadic bands of 40 to 50 hunter gatherers who lived in relative material scarcity be cause they could not generate, preserve, or even carry extensive surpluses.
Intended for undergraduate and graduate social science classes, this text on the social geography of human civilizations draws on multiple disciplines to explain how humans have gone from living in small nomadic bands 12,000 years ago to creating the urbanized global political economy of the present.
Perhaps no humans have ever blended so seamlessly into the American Southwest as the Chiricahua Apaches, They thrived in hostile desert: conditions by hunting, gathering, and traveling in small nomadic bands, and their intimate knowledge of the land gave them strong advantages in times of war.