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  1. Certain characteristics of societies will be significantly correlated in the same direction in both of Murdock's data sets.Rudmin, Floyd Webster - Cross-Cultural Correlates of the Ownership of Private Property: Two Samples ..., 1995 - 55 Variables

    The present study aims to evaluate correlations of private property from two of Murdock's datasets, one of 147 societies (1981) and the other of 312 societies (1967). Altogether the author tested 146 variables coded by Murdock against variables regarding the ownership of land and of movables drawn from Murdock (1967), Simmons (1937), and Swanson (1960). In total, there were 51 statistically significant correlations between private property ownership and other variables. Additionally, the author summarizes the results from this article and the two that preceded it stating that throughout all of the correlations he ran, the practice of agriculture, the use of cereal grains, and the presence of castes and classes were the only variables that predicted private property in all of the datasets that were utilized.

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  2. "The degree of regularity in the relative order of development of any two traits is directly proportional to the evolutionary distance between them" (363)Carneiro, Robert L. - Ascertaining, testing, and interpreting sequences of cultural development, 1968 - 15 Variables

    This study takes an evolutionary approach to understanding cultural development. The author suggests that "the degree of regularity in the relative order of development of any two traits is directly proportional to the evolutionary distance between them." Scale analysis supports this proposition.

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  3. Social stratification in ethnographically-described cultures is positively associated with complexity of ceramic design and ceramic style (225)Peregrine, Peter N. - Cultural correlates of ceramic styles, 2007 - 3 Variables

    This study replicates John L. Fischer's (1961) cross-cultural analysis to demonstrate the correlation between art styles and social hierarchy and postmarital residence. The author suggests that archaeological ceramics might be used to predict social characteristics of prehistoric societies.

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  4. Social stratification in archaeologically-described societies is positively associated with ceramic design complexity and ceramic style complexityPeregrine, Peter N. - Cultural correlates of ceramic styles, 2007 - 3 Variables

    This study replicates John L. Fischer's (1961) cross-cultural analysis to demonstrate the correlation between art styles and social hierarchy and postmarital residence. The author suggests that archaeological ceramics might be used to predict social characteristics of prehistoric societies.

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  5. Findings: A factor analysis of traits used to develop a settlement pattern scale of cultural complexity yielded three important factors. Factor 6, "Economic" (oblique rotation), loaded heavily and positively on property, trade, and status variables (245)McNett, Charles W., Jr. - Factor analysis of a cross-cultural sample, 1973 - 6 Variables

    This study employs factor analysis to develop a settlement pattern scale of cultural complexity. Political, economic, and religious factors are identified and implications for the structure of the cultural system are discussed.

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  6. Societal complexity is negatively associated with men's displays of manliness (93).Coltrane, Scott - The micropolitics of gender in nonindustrial societies, 1992 - 2 Variables

    This article presents an analysis of predictors of displays of manliness, women's inferiority, deference to men, and dominance of wives.

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  7. "Symmetrical design (a special case of repetition) should characterize egalitarian societies; asymmetrical design should characterize hierarchical societies" (81)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  8. Controlling on four types of complexity, marriage payment is positively associated with government levels (126)Barry III, Herbert - Community customs associated with political subordination, 2003 - 6 Variables

    This study focuses on variables associated with the subordination of community government. A detailed discussion of the specific relationships is presented.

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  9. Controlling on four types of complexity, external warfare is positively associated with government levels (126)Barry III, Herbert - Community customs associated with political subordination, 2003 - 6 Variables

    This study focuses on variables associated with the subordination of community government. A detailed discussion of the specific relationships is presented.

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  10. Controlling on four types of complexity, schooling is positively associated with government levels (126)Barry III, Herbert - Community customs associated with political subordination, 2003 - 6 Variables

    This study focuses on variables associated with the subordination of community government. A detailed discussion of the specific relationships is presented.

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