The biogeography and evolution of land ownership

Journal of Biogeography Vol/Iss. 50(6) Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd Published In Pages: 1129-1138
By Haynie, Hannah J., Kushnick, Geoff, Kavanagh, Patrick H. , Ember, Carol R., Bowern, Claire, Low, Bobbi S., Tuff, Ty, Vilela, Bruno, Kirby, Kathryn R. , Botero, Carlos A. , Gavin, Michael C.


Societies will shift linearly across the stages of land ownership associated with subsistence strategies.


The rectilinear model suggests: 1) nomadic phase is related to no land ownership, 2) pastoralist phase is related to groups owning land, 3) first agricultural phase is related to patrilineal kin groups owning land, 4) second agricultural phase is related to individual farmers owning land.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysisNot supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Land ownership typeDependentProperty System, Real Property