Subsistence variables: a comparison of textor and sauer

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 160-164
By Brown, Judith K.


Societies with roots and tubers (versus cereals) will tend to observe initiation rites for girls (161-162).


Societies whose major subsistence crop is roots or tubers tend to observe initiation rites for girls, where as cultivators of cereals do not.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testSupportedp<.05.0354UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Agricultural ProductIndependentTillage
Initiation Rite For Girls, Observance OfDependentPuberty And Initiation