Sideways or downwards? Lateral and vertical succession, inheritance and descent in africa and eurasia

Man, n.s. Vol/Iss. 5 Published In Pages: 627-638
By Goody, Jack


The proportion of uterine systems of inheritance (matrilineal) is greater in Africa than in Eurasia or other continents. But agnatic (patrilineal) inheritance is predominant worldwide (630)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Culture AreaIndependentIdentification
SuccessionDependentCommunity Heads, Chief Executive