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Kinship Organization Reflected in Bifurcated Settlements

Author(s): Yu Xiyun

Year: 2017

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The bifurcated settlements of prehistoric China indicate that their internal organization is a reflection of a kind of kinship organization akin to the moieties of South America, the phratries of North America, marriage classes of Australia, and the Xing groups of ancient China. With the emergence of clans, the Xing(姓) group system was transformed to the Zhaomu(昭穆) system.

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Kinship Organization Reflected in Bifurcated Settlements. Yu Xiyun. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430434)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16500

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America