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Research Resources: Pre-Industrial Social Survival




For those of you writing a post-apocalyptic type of novel, or perhaps a medieval one, we thought we would put together a list of resource sites to aid in the social aspects of survival that your characters would likely encounter and experience.


1. Bartering

money.howstuffworks.com/bartering.html

For areas or situations where money is either not available or not an option.


2. Relaying information

https://ancientgreecefacts.com/greek-communication/

This one was harder. How could information be relayed without modern methods besides word of mouth? The ancient Greeks had quite a few ingenious methods.


3. Sanitation and Health

This was interesting...and a bit disconcerting as well.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/pre-industrial-history-gross/2

Hopefully, this wraps up all the different aspects of survival.


4. Types of Societies

This is a great resource to learn about Hunter Gatherer, Pastoral, Agricultural, Horticultural and Feudal Society types.


These resources can be invaluable in helping you craft your fictional world.

Happy Writing everyone!

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