Developmental sequences of kinship patterns

Kinship Studies in the Morgan Centennial Year Anthropological Society of Washington Washington, DC Published In Pages: 134-165
By Dole, Gertrude E.


The author aims to come up with an evolutionary or developmental pattern of kinship nomenclature and in this paper takes preliminary steps to correlate different types of nomenclature with levels of complexity. Suggests that more complex societies have more dimensions of nomenclature (e.g., generation, sex, descent, degrees of descent, etc.)


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Ethnographic ReportsCombinationsome data from Murdock 1949

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