Postmarital residence analysis

Lyle W Konigsberg, S. R. Frankenberg

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Prehistoric postmarital residence analysis attempts to identify whether differential migration by sex has occurred within a single site based on information collected from adult skeletal remains. This chapter examines analyses based on phenotypic and genotypic information drawn from temporally diverse samples in prehistoric West Central Illinois in an attempt to detect shifts in prehistoric postmarital residence that may be tied to the transition to intensive maize agriculture. The chapter also addresses the advantages and limitations of different forms of skeletal-based information, types of modeling techniques, and statistical approaches grounded in population genetic principles. The results do support an argument for a shift from virilocality to uxorilocality in prehistoric West Central Illinois that appears to coincide with the adoption of intensive maize agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiological Distance Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationForensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128019719
ISBN (Print)9780128019665
StatePublished - Jul 21 2016


  • ADNA
  • Bootstrap
  • Cranial discrete traits
  • Population genetic models
  • Sex-differential migration rates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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