Unilineal Descent Groups. Matriliny, patriliny and the rule of property. Combinations of descent rules. Lineages and clans: lineages are defined as kin groupings in which direct descent is known, often goes back to a great-great grandparent.
Unilineal Descent Groups
Matriliny, patriliny and the rule of property
Conical clan, kinship, and the emergence of an aristocracy:
What happens to kinship when wealth and property
Mini-lineage h is less directly descended from the founding ancestor, being descended from the younger son of the younger son.
Mini-lineage ‘a’ is the direct descendant of the eldest sons of the founding ancestor