An ethnological analogy and biogenetic model for interpretation of religion and ritual in the past

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory Vol/Iss. 29 Springer Published In Pages: 335–389
By Winkelman, Michael J.


Sorcerers/witches and healers will be predicted by other socio-political conditions.


Sorcerers/witches are negatively associated with community integration (b=-.20), but positively associated with judiciary (b=.44). Healers are negatively associated with jurisdictional hierarchy and community size (b= -.43 and -.36) and positively associated with fixity of settlement and community integration (b=.3993 and .37).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp< .1UNKNOWNUNKNOWN