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


Cattle domestication destabilizes matriliny (the cow is the enemy of matriliny) (5).


Three different variables listed below were tested against matriliny and matrilocality (see table for full results). The two significant p-values listed below are for the relationship between milking and matrilocality using the SCCS, and milking and matrilocality using the supertree.


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