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WATCH: Frames in Era 3

The communities frame is a useful one for viewing developments in Era 3. The spread of village life and the development of cities made it necessary for humans to come up with new ways of governing ourselves. In many regions, that led to states and even empires. Our ancestors also found new ways of explaining and understanding the world around them through the development of belief and ethics systems that were portable and could spread widely. Viewed through different lenses, these same changes also affected production and distribution and networks.

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