The Matrilocal Tribe: An Organization of Demic Expansion

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 22(1) Springer Publishing New York Published In Pages: 177-200
By Jones, Doug


As time since migration increases, small-scale societies will move through the following sequence of residence and descent configurations: matrilocal and patrilineal to matrilocal and bilateral to matrilocal and matrilineal to avunculocal and matrilineal to patrilocal and bilateral or patrilineal.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rank correlation testSupportedp=0.0010.57Two-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Time since migrationIndependent variableExternal Migration
Residence/descent configurationDependent variableResidence, Rule Of Descent