Bifurcate merging: a test of five theories

American Anthropologist, n.s. Vol/Iss. 49 Published In Pages: 56-68
By Murdock, George Peter


This study examines previous hypotheses concerning kinship terminologies, particularly the development of bifurcate merging. The roles of moieties, exogamy, unilinear kin groupings, unilinear descent, and preferential mating are considered.

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