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Researchers chart rising inequality across millennia

19:00 EST 14 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Washington State University) Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture, specifically the domestication of plants and large animals, and increased social organization.

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