A cultural practice in which a newly married couple live with the wife's
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
Genetic material found in the mitochondria of cells that is inherited
from the mother.
A cultural practice in which a newly married couple establishes their own
household separate from that of both the groom's and wife's family
The idea that animal domestication arose as people, plants, and animals congregated
around water sources during the arid period that followed the Pleistocene.
A disorder in which cartilage between joints wears away, often because of overuse
of the joints, resulting in osteophytes and eburnation.
A cultural practice in which a newly married couple live with the groom's
A society's formal and informal institutions that regulate a population's
A Symptom on iron deficiency anemia in which the skull takes on a porus
A society in which there is unequal access to the higher status categories; many
people who are qualified for high status positions are unable to attain them.
The American Indian people who inhabited much of the Great Basin during both historic
and late prehistoric times.
The rules and structures that govern relations within a group of interacting
The rights, duties, privileges, powers, and liabilities that relate to a recognized and
named social position.
A centralized political system found in complex societies, characterized by having the virtual
monopoly on the power to coerce.
The study of the processes that operate on organic remains after death to form
A spatially or functionally patterned combination of artifacts that were used for one or
more specific tasks.
A wide range of social formations that lie between egalitarian foragers and ranked
societies (such as chiefdoms).
Unilineal Cultural evolution
The idea that human societies have evolved along a single
developmental trajectory. Typically, such schemes depict Western civilization as the most
advanced evolutionary stage; anthropology rejects this idea.