Evolution of Leadership coverby John Kantner ’89, Kevin Vaughn, and Jelmer Eerkens

Leaders exist in all societies, ranging from smaller-scale heads of households to larger-scale elected governing bodies to dictators with vast coercive powers at their disposal. This book, the product of an advanced seminar at the School for Advanced Research (SAR), brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate small-scale and middle-range human societies.

ISBN-13: 978-1934691137. Published by SAR Press; 2010.