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Definition of the noun Apical Ancestor

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  1. 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.
  2. For clans, a common ancestor, who may be real, fictionalized, or a nonhuman totem.

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Google previewToward 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 ...

Google previewPukhtun Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2013)

by Mike Morris

apical ancestor. An ANCESTOR (real or supposed) shared by members of a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Israel (2003)

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 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

apical ancestor The ancestoratthe top ofa genealogicaltable.

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (2003)

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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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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