For this discussion board assignment, you should start with a brief summary of the module readings chapter 7 & 8. Your summary should be about 100-150 words and the major response should be at least 150 words so in total your discussion post should be at least 250 words. Then, write a response to one the following major post questions.
Major Post Question Options (Please select at least one question from the list below):
Why is it important not to project our own (industrially-based) ideas about economics, politics, and class relations onto agrarian societies? How and why were they different?
Discuss some of the fundamental developments in agrarian societies that were basically extensions of trends that started with the adoption of horticulture.
Describe stratification in a typical agrarian society.
Why is the name “fishing society” something of a misnomer?
Why didn’t fishing societies develop into more advanced societal types?
Major Post: Your original post should be at least 150 substantive words. When answering the question(s), you should attempt to critically engage with the literature. This means going beyond a summary of what the textbook says about the topic. Rather, you should use that as a starting point for your own contribution.
Minor Posts: You must also respond to at least two (2) of your classmates’ posts in a substantive manner. Response posts should be at least 150 words each. It is not acceptable to repeat information from your original post in your response post to a classmate. Your response posts should propel the conversation started by your classmate forward. Posts consisting only of “I agree” or “Hello X, I enjoyed your post,” and so forth will receive no credit.
Your posts should use ASA style in-text citations, with page numbers, and contain a reference list at the end.
Please type your responses using correct spelling, grammar, and syntax.