Human Residence Patterns

Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published In Pages: 1-8
By Walker, Robert S.


The present research examines the residence patterns of 34 hunter-gatherer societies and 34 lowland South American horticulturalist societies using census data. Contrary to the traditional view of patrilocal postmarital residence being prevalent, the present findings suggest more multilocality in residence patterns for hunter-gatherer and horticulturalist societies. The author concludes that hunter-gatherers are slightly patrilocal and horticulturalists slightly matrilocal.


Uses residence pattern measurement developed by June Helm; differences not statistically tested.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)

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