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matrilocal

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uxorilocal

the residence of a married couple with the wife's kin. Often this specifically means with the wife's mother, but not always, so the synonym ‘uxorilocal’ is often used to distance it from MATRILINEAL DESCENT.
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Along with the matrilocality hypothesis came another that postulates principles of matrilinearity, after we observed that, in most of the graves containing two adults, it was the woman who was interred first.
Through their attachment to their places of residence and themselves, and thanks to matrilocality norms, Argaric lineages were capable of lasting and carrying on female names.
Matrilocality and the ability to inherit, along with the indispensability of women's labor and female work groups, lead to high female economic power.
Van Reenen in fact finds a few signs of, shall we say, the strengthening of matriliny, as expressed in the form of increasing matrilocality.
Matrilocality was practiced, as seen in the statement that fathers, mothers, and brothers (presumably from different mothers) had separate residences.
42) Matrilocality was likely practiced in the late Yamato and Nara periods, when husbands and wives set up different residences, with siblings residing with the mother.
In summary, we recall the claim that true matriarchy, in terms of the coexistence of actual female dominance, matrilineal descent, and matrilocality, has not existed in any society that can be confirmed by anthropological research.
Peter Lindestrom, in Geographica Americae with an Account of the Delaware Indians, Based on Surveys and Notes Made in 1654-1656, translated by Amandus Johnson (Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1925), 211, describes each Lenape sachem as building a longhouse for the winter use of all the people, which would imply matrilocality.