Akur had a large and diverse control system before agriculture. Usually, one chieftain (and consequently, one tribe) ruled over a large portion of land. When another tribe crossed paths with the main tribe, they had to either war with the chieftain or give in and tribute the main tribe. This led to the very first major hierarchy within Akuri civilization. Eventually, certain groups began to have a region that they controlled. In the map to the right, the green and yellow areas are South Akur, the red areas are North Akur, and the grey area to the south is West Akur

Akur had a substantial amount of pre-agricultural chiefdoms. One chieftain (and consequently one tribe) presided over a large stretch of land. Any tribe in that area that would come across the path of the main chieftain would either war with the chieftain or give tribute. Each area on the map is where an individual chieftain had control for more than 200 years, roughly around 3000 BK. The mainly green areas were controlled by South Akuri tribes, while the red areas were mainly North Akuri tribes. The grey areas were West Akuri tribes.

Our current knowledge of this civilization comes from the oral history passed down from generation to generation. Another suggestive piece of evidence is the existence of small archaeological cultures throughout the region. There is suspicion that this incorrect; other researchers suggest that each area had a separate toolset corresponding with the different climates and biological regions, and that no chiefdoms existed.