A worldwide view of matriliny: using cross-cultural analyses to shed light on human kinship systems

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 347(1780) n/a Published In Pages: 1-12
By Surowiec, Alexandra, Snyder, Kate T., Creanza, Nicole


‘Matrilineal descent groups have probably developed independently... on the basis of prior matrilocality’ (4).


The first p value given is the significance of the association between the trait and matriliny using the SCCS, and the second is using the supertree. Authors note that there is support for correlated evolution, but not for the casual transition from matrilocality to matrilineality (p. 7).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi-SquareSupportedp<.001, p<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Matrilineal DescentDependentRule Of Descent
Matrilocal ResidenceIndependentResidence