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Inequality has deep roots in Eurasia

A study of 64 archaeological sites across four continents shows that the growth of agricultural and political systems provoked economic disparities, more so in Eurasia than in North America. See Letter p.619

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Figure 1: An excavated house at the El Palmillo archaeological site, Mexico.

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