Anthro Mid 2 Study - Clan members claim common descent from...

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Clan- members claim common descent from an apical ancestor but cannot demonstrate it. Collateral kin- sibling branches Cognatic descent system- descent traced through either of both parents. Common in European societies. Lineal kin- ancestors or descendants Matrilineal- traced through females from a founding female ancestor. Matrilocal- new couples live with the bride’s family. Neolocal- new couples establish their own house Patrilineal- traced through males from a founding male ancestor. Patrilocal- new couples live with the groom’s family. Totem Ancestor- Unilineal descent system- traced through parents and ancestors of only one sex. India and China. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Myth- sacred story concerning the origins of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to be in their present form Taboo- it reflects something that is holy or sacred. Ritual- set of actions that have a symbolic value Rite of Passage- ritual that marks a change in a persons social or sexual status Magic-
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