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).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Brother-sister Co-residenceUNKNOWNResidence