In a recent article published in Ethnohistory, L. Antonio Curet argued that Spanish accounts of succession among the protohistoric chiefdoms of the Greater Antilles do not support prior interpretations that these groups practiced matrilineal descent. This commentary reexamines the evidence presented by Curet and concludes that matrilineal principles provided the basic foundation on which these chiefdoms were built.
Research Article|April 01 2006
All in the Family: Descent and Succession in the Protohistoric Chiefdoms of the Greater Antilles—a Comment on Curet
Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 383-392.
William F. Keegan; All in the Family: Descent and Succession in the Protohistoric Chiefdoms of the Greater Antilles—a Comment on Curet. Ethnohistory 1 April 2006; 53 (2): 383–392. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-53-2-383
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