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What is the earliest evidence of vocation and birth based social stratification?

What is the earliest evidence of vocation and birth based social stratification?



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The caste system in India as practiced today has several layers of complexities, mostly undesirable ones. But it's a reality. Now, it's commonly accepted that the Indus Valley civilization involved people from parts of present day Europe. I am trying to understand if this practice has origins elsewhere or if the caste system has it's origins in this sub-continent itself.

An alternative way to put my query is: What, if any, is the earliest evidence of a practice similar to the caste system in the world?