All Is Not Always Lost When the Center Does Not Hold

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Science  05 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5808, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133393

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After Collapse. The Regeneration of Complex Societies. Glenn M. Schwartz and John J. Nichols, Eds.. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 2006. 295 pp. $50. ISBN 97808165096.

The contributors discuss a series of case studies from around the world to explore how some early complex societies reappeared after periods of decentralization and disruption.