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Descent

Descent

Author: Paul Hannan
Description:

This lesson will explore patrilineal and matrilneal descent in families. Descent and bilateral descent will be defined.

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Terms to Know
Bilateral Descent

Tracing descent through both the males and the females in society.

Descent

The system people use to trace their kinship relationships through generations.

Matrilineal Descent

Tracing descent through the females in society.

Patrilineal Descent

Tracing descent through the males in society.