Co-residence patterns in hunter-gatherer societies show unique human social structure
Science • Vol/Iss. 331 • Published In • Pages: 1286-1289 •
By Hill, Kim, Walker, Robert S., Bozicevic, Miran, Eder, James, Headland, Thomas, Hewlett, Barry S., Hurtado, Magdalena A., Marlowe, Frank W., Wiessner, Polly, Wood, Brian
Bisexual philopatry and dispersal, as well as frequent adult brother-sister co-residence, are typical among hunter-gatherers and will result in metagroups composed of multiple residential bands that exchange spouses (1286).