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Definition of the noun Apical Ancestor
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- In kinship and descent, a common ancestor from whom a lineage or clan may trace its descent. The ancestor who is at the apex of the genealogy.
- For clans, a common ancestor, who may be real, fictionalized, or a nonhuman totem.
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Toward Islamic Anthropology (1986)
Definition, Dogma, and Directions by Akbar S. Ahmed
The political superstructure of segmentary tribes tracing descent from a common apical ancestor is an extension of this segmentary lineal organisation. The descent chart defines a hierarchy of homologous groups which can direct fusion or ...
Traditional Structure and Economic Development in a Tribal Society by Akbar Ahmed
The political superstructure of Pukhtun tribes tracing descent from a common apical ancestor is an extension of this segmentary lineage organization. The descent charter defines a hierarchy of homologous groups which can direct fusion or ...
by Mike Morris
apical ancestor. An ANCESTOR (real or supposed) shared by members of a ...
by Niels Peter Lemche
From its apical ancestor, the chosen people of God carried the name of Israel and Israel is identified as the Jewish people. However, in the Period of the Monarchy, Israel became the name of the Northern Kingdom in contrast 156 0 THE ...
by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer
apical ancestor The ancestoratthe top ofa genealogicaltable.
by Joel Mokyr
Though the term is sometimes used in other senses, clans typically comprised maximal lineages or groupings of lineages in which common descent from an apical ancestor was claimed but could not be specified, and could even be putative ...
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Apical ancestor Meaning
Video shows what apical ancestor means. In kinship and descent, a common ancestor from whom a lineage or clan may trace its descent. The ancestor who is at ...
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