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  1. a social formation that is otherwise described as a formative or developed state (i.e. a civilization, to use an old-fashioned term)

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  2. a term from anthropology and archaeology

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  3. Social complexity in this sense thus refers typically to political complexity, specifically the presence of a hierarchy in the form of a ruling elite supported by bureaucrats, with associated paraphernalia such as administrative buildings and elite r

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  4. Complex societies under this definition are also agricultural to provide the surplus required to support a social (non-food producing) elite

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  5. Explaining the origins of these types of social formations, which appear in many areas of the world, is one of the tasks of archaeology (see, e.g., History & Mathematics: Historical Dynamics and Development of Complex Societies)

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  6. There are, however, problems with the term complexity when used in this matter

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