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Unformatted text preview: John La Extra Credit Professor Seaman Anthropology 263g Film: Secret of the Stone: Segmentary Lineage Organization in a North China Village 1. The film is taking place in Zhifang Song's village in Hebei, China. Professor Seaman and Song set out to Songs native village to explore the segmentary lineage organization that Song is descended from. Songs genealogy is written on a stone in the Old Ancestral Temple that has the history of generations of descendants from Song's lineage. The stone shows Songs village is descended from an apical ancestor. However, there are two villages that descended from the common lineage founder or apical ancestor: the Song Village and Tiger King village. This split occurred when the lineage founder had two sons that divided off into two separate villages: Tiger King Village and Song Village. Furthermore, there was a split in Songs village. Songs lineage was fissioned when one of the older brothers in one generation split off from his lineage...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course ANTH 263g taught by Professor Seaman during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07