A phylogenetic analysis of dispersal norms, descent and subsistence in Sino-Tibetans

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 43(2) Elsevier Amsterdam Published In Pages: 147-154
By Ji, Ting, Zhang, Hanzhi, Pagel, Mark, Mace, Ruth


Unilineal descent type will be correlated with sex dispersal norms across the Sino-Tibetan phylogeny.


Supported for all models of female dispersal norms. Results were significant for patrilineal/non-patrilineal and disperse/non-disperse (log Bayes Factor = 22.40), patrilineal/non-patrilineal and stay/non-stay (log BF = 22.87), matrilineal/non-matrilineal and disperse/non-disperse (log BF = 12.16), and matrilineal/non-matrilineal and stay/non-stay (log BF = 26.67).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Marginal LikelihoodSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Unilineal DescentAssociatedRule Of Descent
Marital dispersal normsAssociatedResidence