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Anthro Lecture Notes (2-3-14)

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHRO 2A
Professor
James Egan
Semester
Winter

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Anthro 2A Notes – 2/3/14 I) Rules of Descent A. Bilateral descent rules B. Unilineal descent rules 1. Matrilineal descent – solely through females 2. Patrilineal descent – traced through males II) Descent Group A. Lineage 1. Group of people who can trace descent in a unilineal manner from a common ancestor 2. Males and females can be in the same lineage – ex) doesn’t have to be exclusively matrilineal 3. Matrilineage – females that pass it on; however, males can be involved in the lineage 4. Patrilineage – males that pass it on; however, females can be involved in the lineage B. Clan – group of what are believed to be unilineally lineages; collection of related lineages; group of people who believe themselves to be related to the unilinear common ancestor but can’t demonstrate the links 1. Emphasis on belief but cannot specify 2. Matriclan
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