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Questions tagged [tribes]

For questions about groups of people of similar culture, usually with a recognised leader.

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Can tribal humans survive in a world with dinosaurs [closed]

So I want to write a novel set in a primal world with Dinosaurs. The humans live in tribes with stone tools. Unfortunately, I am not sure if they can survive at all in such a setting. is it possible ...
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Why would the tribes choose herding instead of agriculture in the Great Plains?

So, in my story, the entire world has just gone to absolute crap. The largest war in human history, WW3 in October 1962, has just caused destruction in most of the United States, the Soviet Union, ...
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How to assign kingdoms and tribes using my magic system with their own specialized type of magic? [closed]

I am using a tattoo spell-casting magic system and am working on integrating it into the nations of my made-up world. I am currently working on naming kingdoms and tribes based upon what types of ...
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What information would be useful to these tribals?

Long after a nuclear war wiped out most of the people on earth, civilization has been knocked of its feet. The San Diegoans, a small tribe from San Diego, were unremarkable to say the least. A small ...
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What is the closest Mesolithic/Neolithic peoples could get to making a flint-knapped “sword”?

In the two latter periods of the Stone Age, the Mesolithic and the Neolithic, technology improved significantly. Their predecessors, the Paleolithic people, used roughly hewn flints as weaponry and ...
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How would a two-speak language evolve? (Spoken and Sign-Language)

So I'm creating an original world with a number of creatures, and original peoples. One of the peoples has a two-speak language. One element, the base of the language, is based off of local mythology, ...
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What sort bridle would be needed to ride a multi-headed carnivorous mount?

A book that I'm currently writing called Surge features an enemy faction called the Degenerates that are heavily inspired by the Scythians (Indo-Iranian horse nomads that ruled the Eurasian Steppes ...
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Can a Horde be used to classify a sociopolitical group?

I am trying to do some background research for my world. I have found a ton of data explaining the hierarchy between septs, clans, and tribes, but above a tribe is where I start falling short on ...
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How long would it take these two languages present in a common area over a LONG period of time to merge?

Note: Sorry if this post is needlessly detailed, I understand a lot of these details don't affect the question much. I thought I'd bring them up anyways since this is quite the unique situation for ...
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What kind of apocalypse could reset the world to middle age technology?

I'm writing a post-apocalyptic fiction where the main characters are tribals/natives who survived the apocalypse, but lost the understanding of the ancient technology, and sometimes even worship it (...
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Could the Aztecs have domesticated the Collared Peccary

The Collared Peccary is not the name of the greatest man stripper under the sun, but is a species of mammal in the family Tayassuidae found in North, Central, and South America. They are commonly ...
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How to have a tribe measure the tides while living under the sea?

I'm dealing with a primitive tribe (of a species that can breathe underwater) that lives deep under the sea, and has little in the way of human technology. Resources include things naturally found in ...
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Methods for filling in your world - non-state actors

Rogue parties in fiction have a tendency to appear as...filler, which to a certain extent makes sense as they usually form a launching point for the story meaning they aren't terribly important long ...
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What are the necessary professions of an advanced society

In small villages, the jobs of individuals are quite well defined. For a population of 100 people, the make up might be something like: 20 Children (not working) 15 Elderly (not working) 10 ...
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What determines whether or not tribes will form into larger groups?

Before the development of states, kingdoms, and empires, all humans were confederated into tribes. Since then, of course, things have changed. Many tribal groups banded together defined their own ...