The primary politogenesis period
In this paper we analyze macroevolutionary processes that took place during the very prolonged late archaic and early civilization periods. During those periods two macrochanges took place, i.e.: first – the formation of more or less institutionalized political subsystem, starting from the complexity level of chiefdoms and their analogues; and second – the formation of archaic states and their analogues with further institutionalization of the political subsystem. All this macroevolutionary process is generally denoted here as primary (initial) politogenesis, whereas the early state formation process is regarded as a component of the politogenesis. We denote it as ‘initial’ because the politogenesis did not stop with the state formation, but continued further with the evolution from the early state to the developed one, and even from the developed state to the mature one.