Spread of cattle led to the loss of matrilineal descent in Africa: a coevolutionary analysis

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences Vol/Iss. 270(1532) The Royal Society Published In Pages: 2425-2433
By Holden, Clare Janki, Mace, Ruth


The adoption of cattle will be associated with the loss of matriliny


An eight parameter model was designed to test which transitions were/weren't significant. Six individually significant transitions were retained, which together support the hypothesis.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic comparisonSupportedMultiple p-values: 6/8 significantUNKNOWNUNKNOWN