Posted by Erol Abit on March 31, 1999 at 01:28:02:
In Reply to: Re: "Nomad' and Social Class posted by Steve Price on March 30, 1999 at 19:57:03:
As far as I know, beforel technological tools such tractor were used for agriculturing, most of lands was pastoral. No one was the owner of these lands which occupy all areas except the small vicinity of villages. Since these huge pastoral areas was free to use by everybody, travelling from a place to another was not a problem even for a poor nomad who has few sheeps. I don't think there was social hierarchy among nomads because first they usually were moving together with their families or with very close relatives only and second the life style they had chosen was to be free as much as possible. When they decided to settle, they had to join into some groups because settle areas were owned by someone else. The hierarchical rules were in these groups for group defencing themselves other anamies. These groups, tribals, were living like nomads by changing their places only from season to season. But the real nomads can changes their places frequently.
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