The conditions favoring multilocal residence

Southwestern Journal of Anthropology Vol/Iss. 28 Published In Pages: 382-400
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


This paper presents empirical evidence suggesting that multilocal residence is most common in societies that have experienced depopulation, likely due to the introduction of a new infectious disease. Other potential explanatory variables—such as the presence of migratory bands, little or no agriculture, and equality of the sexes in inheritance—were not significant predictors of multilocal residence when controlling for depopulation.


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Ethnographic Atlas (EA)

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