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  1. There will be an association between descent type and ancestor worship. Unilineal descent will be more likely to practice ancestor worship than cognatic descent.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  2. There will be an association between conjugal formation and ancestor worship. Societies with more complex conjugal formation will be more likely to practice ancestor worship.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  3. There will be an association between agricultural level and polygyny. The incidence of polygyny will be most common amid simple agrarians, simple horticulturalists, and advanced horticulturalists than among hunter-gatherers and advanced agrarians.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  4. There will be an association between agricultural level and ancestor worship.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  5. There will be an association between agricultural level and descent type. Cognatic descent will be more customary among hunter-gatherers and advanced agrarians than amid simple agrarians and simple and advanced horticulturalists.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  6. There will be an association between agricultural level and conjugal formation. Advanced horticulturalists will have more complex conjugal formation than hunter-gatherers, simple horticulturalists, simple agrarians, and advanced agrarians.Sheils, Dean - Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study, 1975 - 2 Variables

    Based on prior findings, the present study tests the theory that subsistence type, specifically agricultural level, influences descent type, conjugal formation, and marriage type. All three of the latter variables are predicted to be antecedents of ancestor worship. The author claims support for the theory.

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  7. Cross-culturally, there is a tendency to believe that out-of-body-experiences occur and that sleep is a primary condition for out of body experiences (728-30).Sheils, Dean - A cross-cultural study of beliefs in out-of-the-body experiences, waking and..., 1978 - 1 Variables

    This article provides a descriptive account of the prevalence and variation in out-of-body experiences (OOBEs) worldwide. The author suggests that contemporary social science explanations for OOBEs (i.e. social control, crisis, and dream theories) are inadequate. Certain beliefs regarding OOBEs, such as whether they occur and the conditions for their occurrence, were shown to be relatively similar cross-culturally.

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  8. "The relationship of monogamy and independent families to societal complexity is more adequately described by a curvilinear model than by a linear model" (221)Sheils, Howard Dean - Monogamy and independent families, 1971 - 3 Variables

    This article suggests that the relationship of monogamy and independent families to societal complexity is best represented by a curvilinear rather than a linear model. Though the variance explained in this relationship is low, it is somewhat increased when variables are scored as dummy variables rather than ordinal.

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  9. ". . . the efficacy of agricultural technology is directly related to a society's evolutionary level" (179)Sheils, Howard Dean - The importance of agriculture from the perspective of neoevolutionary theory, 1972 - 2 Variables

    This article posits a theory of social evolution based on agriculture. The author suggests that a society’s energy source, type of tool materials, and systems of agriculture constitute a variable cluster, and that they are associated with societal scale, economic differentiation, and mode of political integration. Empirical analysis supports this neoevolutionary theory of agriculture.

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  10. Advanced agriculture will be positively associated with corvee labor, slavery, and/or craft division of labor (253).Sheils, Howard Dean - A comparative study of human sacrifice, 1980 - 4 Variables

    This study takes an economic approach in examining the practice of human sacrifice as it relates to notions of the economic value of human life. Codes are included.

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