Cro-Magnon Social Life
At first, Cro-Magnon life was not all that different from the lives of earlier hominids. They lived in caves or temporary structures, and spent their lives hunting and gathering in small groups.
As food sources increased, humans settlements became more permanent. Many groups began building homes out of logs or stone. Smaller groups joined together forming larger groups.
As these groups developed, so did the need for order. In order to allow individuals to interact with one another, it was necessary that these groups developed rules, or laws. To help enforce these laws, there had to be leaders appointed.
Each group or tribe had their own methods for appointing leaders. Sometimes leaders were selected through fighting. In other cases they were appointed according to religious beliefs or through inheritance.