Response or Comment
Wealth -- Social aspects, Equality, Intergenerational mobility, Social archaeology
The author discusses the development and persistence of permanent inequality in human societies. He comments on an article which undertakes inequality in premodern societies and proposed that intergenerational wealth transmission is the reason for the evolution and persistence of inequality, mentioning the three categories of wealth including material, relational, and embodied.
Comments on the Emergence and Persistence of Inequality in Premodern Societies Kenneth M. Ames Current Anthropology, Vol. 51, No. 1 (February 2010), pp. 95-96