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Response to Schillaci and Stojanowski

  • Peter N. Peregrine (a1) and Melvin Ember (a2)

Abstract

Schillaci and Stojanowski employ an improper coding procedure in their reanalysis of Peregrine's (2001) finding that Chacoan societies practiced matrilocal residence, making their conclusions erroneous. Their finding that at least some apparent Chacoan descendants practice bilocal residence does not force a reassessment of matrilocality in the Chacoan world and, in fact, has been explained as the product of postcontact change.

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Schillaci y Stojanowski emplean un procedimiento de codificación inapropiado en su nuevo análisis del hallazgo de Peregrine (2001) de que las sociedades Chaco practicaron la residencia matrilocal, y por ende sus conclusiones son erróneas. Su hallazgo de que al menos algunos descendientes aparentes de los Chaco practican la residencia bilocal no obliga a re evaluar la matrilocalidad en el mundo Chaco, y de hecho ha sido explicada como el producto de cambios creados por el post-contacto.

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