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F. 2 philology 2 philosophy 28,93 oba (Yoruba, Benin kings) 63,64, Pi-Ramesses 77 100,101 plants, see crops obelisk 5 pochteca (Aztec merchants) 71-72 Oduduwa (Yoruba god) 62,100 Polanyi, Karl 109 offerings, see sacrifices police 51 officials, see bureaucrats political organization 8,14, 21, 23, Old Babylonian Period 22 37,55, 85, 86, 88,92,110 Olorun (Yoruba high god) 96 polygyny 63 Ometeotl (Aztec high god) 56,89, polytheism 87 100,105 population, Oppenheim, Leo 24, 70 density 13,17, 28-32, 34 oracles 106,107 distribution 9 oral traditions 19, 22-23, 93 pressure 31-32 order (vs.chaos) 4,53,56,90-92,103,105 see also depopulation oriental despotism 109 postprocessual archaeology 3, 4,112 origins, power, of rulers 86 political 7,13, 46, 47,53, 55,57, of civilization 14-15, 31-34 58,62-66,69, 70, 74-77, 79,82, Osiris (Egyptian god) 101,107 84-36, 88, 97,104 Oyo (Yoruba kingdom) 50,60,64 supernatural 80, 82, 87-90, 93, 94,96-98,101-3,105-7 Pacal (Maya king) 80 practical reason 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see slash-andburn agriculture Syria 12, 70, 71 taxes 5,11,13,18, 41, 42, 44-46,51, 52,54,59,64,65, 70-72 technology 7,17,28,87 technological determinism 28 telpochcalli, see schools temples 5,12, 38, 42, 43, 47, 49,64, 65, 70, 71, 73, 75-81,90, 94, 96, 99,104,107 temple property 40-43,65,69,95 Tenochtitlan (Aztec capital) 29,83,90 terracing 29,32-34, 41 territorial states 8,10-14, 38, 46, 49, 50,62,65-66, 71, 73-74, 77-79, 81, 83,92,98,103,104,107 Thebes (Egyptian city) 78 theocracy 49 Third Dynasty (Egypt) 40 Thutmoses III (Egyptian king) 71 Tigris River 30 shamanism 21,82,99 Shang Dynasty 10, 21, 23, 59, 62, 74, 77,80,81,83,98,100,101,104,107 see also China (ancient) Shango cult (Yoruba) 60 Shang-ti (Chinese god) 99-101,104, 107 sharercropping 42, 45,59 similarities, see regularities Sinai Peninsula 13, 74 sky, see heavens slash-and-burn agriculture 29, 31, 33,34 slavery 7,18, 39, 42, 45, 49,50,52, 59-60, 69, 70, 73,83, 97 Snefru (Egyptian king) 42 social anthropology 4 social 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