Society: people who interact in a defined territory and share a culture. Approach of gerhard and jean lenski: society and technology: socio-cultural evolution: a term that the lenskis used to mean changes that occur as a society gains new technology. Societies with simple technology have little control over naure. Cars, cell phones) can support hundreds of millions of people and are therefore more affluent. because they can only support a small number of people. The more technology a particular society has, the faster it changes. The use of simple tools to hunt animals and gather. Today not many exist but when our species appeared 3 million: hunter/gatherer societies vegetation years ago, all humans were hunters and gatherers. They have little ability to control their environment, spend most of their time looking for game and collecting plants to eat. Depend on their families; get and distribute food, protect members and teach children.