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Sociology by Yogesh Atal

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Social Change—II: Reconstructing the Past

Human Society has a much longer history than the social sciences devoted to its study. Efforts are continually being made to reconstruct our past by pre-historians, archaeologists and scholars of ancient history. In doing so, they have searched for whatever credible evidence they could gather, mostly in the form of artefacts and elements of material culture. The gaps in our knowledge were mostly filled with conjectures. Besides descriptive accounts, some of the scholars attempted to build theories of change. While we have a somewhat better understanding of our past compared to our ancestors, gaps still remain.

There are many unanswered questions about our past. As we go further back, we become more ...

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