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

Hypothesis

Matrilineal societies are less likely to have ploughs or large domesticated animals, more likely to be horticultural (5).

Note

Researchers tested 6 different variables listed below, and found 7 significant relationships. The p-values listed below correlate to the following tests: Extensive agriculture and matriliny using the supertree, plough agriculture and matrilocality using SCCS, intensive agriculture and matrilocality using SCCS, plough agriculture and matrilocality using the supertree, large domesticated animals and matrilocality using the supertree, intensive agriculture and matrilocality using the supertree, and extensive agriculture and matrilocality using the supertree.

Test

Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
UNKNOWNSupportedp <.001, p = .003, p = .001, p<.001, p<.001, p<.001, p<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN