This collection of Timothy Earle's major essays provides a comparative analysis of prehistoric economies. They look at trajectories of economic development as they affect, and are affected by, political institutions.
Melanesian Tribes vs. Polynesian Chiefdoms: Recent Archaeological Assessment of a Classic Model of Sociopolitical Types in Oceania Sand, Christophe.
Asian Perspectives: the Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific, Vol. 41, No. 2, Fall 2002