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  1. "Polygynous form of marriage can be predicted from a curvilinear floor plan" (130)Whiting, John W.M. - Inferences from the shape of dwellings, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This study examines several correlates of the shape of floor plans of dwellings. Authors find that "whether a culture is settled or nomadic, the form of its family and the presence or absence of status distinctions are related to its house type, and the house types can in turn be inferred from the floor plan." Curvilinear houses are associated with polygyny and nomadism and rectilinear houses are associated with sedentarism, extended families, and status distinctions.

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  2. "Given a rectilinear house of any size or type, one can be reasonably certain that the society is sedentary" (126)Whiting, John W.M. - Inferences from the shape of dwellings, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This study examines several correlates of the shape of floor plans of dwellings. Authors find that "whether a culture is settled or nomadic, the form of its family and the presence or absence of status distinctions are related to its house type, and the house types can in turn be inferred from the floor plan." Curvilinear houses are associated with polygyny and nomadism and rectilinear houses are associated with sedentarism, extended families, and status distinctions.

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  3. ". . . societies with multiple-roomed dwellings usually have extended families, status distinctions, or both" (122)Whiting, John W.M. - Inferences from the shape of dwellings, 1968 - 3 Variables

    This study examines several correlates of the shape of floor plans of dwellings. Authors find that "whether a culture is settled or nomadic, the form of its family and the presence or absence of status distinctions are related to its house type, and the house types can in turn be inferred from the floor plan." Curvilinear houses are associated with polygyny and nomadism and rectilinear houses are associated with sedentarism, extended families, and status distinctions.

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  4. ". . . that an abstract preference for curvilinearity or rectilinearity may be manifested both in dwelling shape and in decorative art" (128)Whiting, John W.M. - Inferences from the shape of dwellings, 1968 - 3 Variables

    This study examines several correlates of the shape of floor plans of dwellings. Authors find that "whether a culture is settled or nomadic, the form of its family and the presence or absence of status distinctions are related to its house type, and the house types can in turn be inferred from the floor plan." Curvilinear houses are associated with polygyny and nomadism and rectilinear houses are associated with sedentarism, extended families, and status distinctions.

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  5. Ground plan shape will be associated with house hold form.Arwen L. Feather - Circular or rectangular ground plans: Some costs and benefits, 1996 - 2 Variables

    In the present study, Feather explores the relationship between floor plan shape and settlement permanence in order to theorize how mobility strategy influences floor plan choice. Feather incorporates the theoretical framework of previous studies by examining how floor plans and building materials vary across mobility and residential strategies, as well as social and political concerns.

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  6. Ground plan shape will be associated with settlement permanenceArwen L. Feather - Circular or rectangular ground plans: Some costs and benefits, 1996 - 2 Variables

    In the present study, Feather explores the relationship between floor plan shape and settlement permanence in order to theorize how mobility strategy influences floor plan choice. Feather incorporates the theoretical framework of previous studies by examining how floor plans and building materials vary across mobility and residential strategies, as well as social and political concerns.

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  7. Ground plan shape will be associated with settlement compactness.Arwen L. Feather - Circular or rectangular ground plans: Some costs and benefits, 1996 - 2 Variables

    In the present study, Feather explores the relationship between floor plan shape and settlement permanence in order to theorize how mobility strategy influences floor plan choice. Feather incorporates the theoretical framework of previous studies by examining how floor plans and building materials vary across mobility and residential strategies, as well as social and political concerns.

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  8. Expected that more mobile societies have lower ratio of average household size to average house floor area than more sedentary societies (75).Porcic, Marko - Effects of residential mobility on the ratio of average house floor area to ..., 2012 - 2 Variables

    Examines whether nomadism affects the ratio of average house floor area to average household size.

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  9. Ground plan shape will be associated with dependence on agriculture.Arwen L. Feather - Circular or rectangular ground plans: Some costs and benefits, 1996 - 2 Variables

    In the present study, Feather explores the relationship between floor plan shape and settlement permanence in order to theorize how mobility strategy influences floor plan choice. Feather incorporates the theoretical framework of previous studies by examining how floor plans and building materials vary across mobility and residential strategies, as well as social and political concerns.

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  10. "[We will] find invariable sanctions on premarital sexual activity associated with [rectangular and quadrangular] floor plans and no sanctions on sex associated with [circular floor plans]"Maxwell, Robert J. - Onstage and offstage sex: exploring a hypothesis, 1967 - 2 Variables

    The relationship between restrictions on premarital sex and the privacy of sexual practices is examined, using the degree of impenetrability of house materials as both a proxy and assumed cause for "offstage" or private sex. The author theorizes that permissive premarital sex norms are a response to open dwelling types which are themselves an adaptation to warm temperatures.

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