affinal Related by marriage, whether through lineal relations (e.g. one's parents-in-law) or collateral relations (e.g. sister‘s husband)age setGroup consisting of all men or women born during a certain time span; such groups may control property and often have military and political functions. As the group matures, it undergoes rites of passage as a group, the members together experiencing the transition from one status to the nextbilateral kin groupA “kindred” or kin group in which ego traces collateral and lineal relationships on the maternal and paternal sides; differs for every ego.birth intervalThe number of years between one completed pregnancy and anothercannibalism Eating the flesh of another human being, often in a ritual settingcarrying capacityThe theoretical limit to which a population may grow and maintain itself without deleterious effects on its environment because of over-exploitation clan
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