Identifying post-marital residence patterns in prehistory: A phylogenetic comparative analysis of dwelling size

PLOS ONE Vol/Iss. 15(2) PLOS ONE Published In Pages: 1-20
By Hrnčíř, Václav, Duda, Pavel, Šaffa, Gabriel, Květina, Petr, Zrzavý, Jan


Societies practicing matrilocality will be associated with larger house areas.


Larger dwellings are associated with matrilocal residence, and smaller dwellings with patrilocal residence, though very large dwellings are not specifically associated with any type of residence.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic generalized least squares regressionSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Post-marital ResidenceIndependentResidence
House AreaDependentDwellings