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This paper presents a description and interpretation of the similarities of the precontact technologies (represented by 172 technological variables) of twenty-eight Indian groups on the Northwest Coast of North America. It is shown that relative proximity will "account for" much of the overall...
This paper provides a critical evaluation of the procedure that Naroll has suggested for using partial correlation to control for the effects of diffusion on estimates of functional relationships. An examination of par tial correlation and Naroll's formula shows that they are not consistent....
This paper supports Loftin's conclusion that first order partials as cur rently used in linked pair tests are inappropriate. It points out that for each cross-cultural correlation there are not one but at least two control traits: namely one constructed from each substantive variable. This sug...
Findings from previous research in highland Chiapas, Mexico, are re viewed for correlations of name type with social structure, societal functions, phase of directed acculturation, and cultural complexity. Fifty-two lists of names recorded by inhabitants in the township of Oxchuc, at events oc...
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