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Unformatted text preview: cultures as being much more advanced in the evolutionary process, whereas non-westernized cultures were much less advanced in the evolutionary process. This belief was obviously maintained by those who didnt fully understand the circumstances and opportunities (or lack of) that the western and non-western cultures had. 2. What conditions in a society favor the development of matrilineal descent groups? An example that might lead to the development of matrilineal descent groups would be when it is required for men to go away, either to fight a long-distance war or for trading purposes. With men not really leading/controlling day-to-day operations, that duty is left up to the women, thus giving them more power. Perhaps another example that would favor the development of a matrilineal descent group could be if a society lives in a avunculocal residence pattern....
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- Spring '07