A cross-cultural examination of civilisation and traditional human society reveals separate approaches to social analysis. Social theory in civilisation proceeds from analysis distinguishing human social behavior from that of other species, the human-centered approach of mythology and sociology. Social theory in traditional human society proceeds from analysis differentiating between social behavior of the sexes in all species, the nature-centered approach of mythosociology.
From a mythosociological perspective, the origin and appearance of sex is explained with progenitor female and mutant male sex archetypes. Social theory is generated in ecological cycles and applied objectively and subjectively in the determination and implementation of principles of social behavior. In civilisation's  human-centered approach, the origin and appearance of sex is uncertain, generating social theory according to the interests of theorist.
Mythosociological women's and men's archetypes are revealed in the tradition of women's business and men's business, in cross-cultural analysis of sex and in cycles of social culture represented in sequences of Arnhem Land rock art corresponding with cycles in the natural ecology.
Social theory is the foundation of social culture and the administration of a society. Mythosociology generates separate and interactive women's and men's assemblies of knowledge, separate and interactive women's and men's assemblies of legislative and corporate administration and separate and interactive women's and men's protocols for dispute resolution . With the coincidence at the dawn of civilisation's new millennium of phases of emancipation in both civilization and traditional communities, human culture is poised to enter a new age of achievement with the global revival of the scientific mythosociological method.