The sequential evolution of land tenure norms

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 35(2014) Elsevier Published In Pages: 309-318
By Kushnik, Geoff, Gray, Russell D. , Jordan, Fiona M.


The researchers use phylogenetic methods to map out the evolutionary trajectories of land tenure norms across 97 Austronesian societies. The analysis suggests the relevance of vertical transmission in patterning land tenure norms, rather than horizontal transmission. It also strongly supports a model along a N(none)-I(individual)-G(group)-K(kin) pathway.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Austronesian Basic Vocabulary DatabaseResearcher's own97 Austronesian societies

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