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Bondarenko, Grinin, Korotayev. Alternative Pathways of Social Evolution // Social Evolution and History. Studies in the Evolution of Human Societies. 2002. Vol. 1. # 1. P. 54–80

Bondarenko, Grinin, Korotayev. Alternative Pathways of Social Evolution // Social Evolution and History. Studies in the Evolution of Human Societies. 2002. Vol. 1. # 1. P. 54–80

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What is important for us here is that there are reasons to sup-pose that an equal level of sociopolitical (and cultural) complexity (which makes it possible to solve equally difficult problems faced by societies) can be achieved not only in various forms but on es-sentially different evolutionary pathways, too. Thus, it is possible to achieve the same level of system complexity through differing pathways of evolution which appeared simultaneously (and even prior to the formation of Homo Sapiens Sapiens and increased in quantity alongside so-ciocultural advancement.
What is important for us here is that there are reasons to sup-pose that an equal level of sociopolitical (and cultural) complexity (which makes it possible to solve equally difficult problems faced by societies) can be achieved not only in various forms but on es-sentially different evolutionary pathways, too. Thus, it is possible to achieve the same level of system complexity through differing pathways of evolution which appeared simultaneously (and even prior to the formation of Homo Sapiens Sapiens and increased in quantity alongside so-ciocultural advancement.

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