Observations That Transcend Law and Politics
German's knowledge of kinship systems is probably sound though. It is just that he has jumped to some extreme conclusions. He claims that kinship systems in the Far East and America represent a more ancient state. But to me that doesn't preclude the obvious conclusion that this 'ancient' state has been replaced through much of Africa and Western Eurasia.
Razib doesn't know what he's talking about. Neither do you. A rejonder can be found here:http://anthropogenesis.kinshipstudies.org/2012/08/on-dziebel-out-of-america-and-anthropology-response-to-razib-khan/@TerryEven with your logic, the ancestral state is well-attested in the Americas, which militates against a recent peopling of the America theme and casts doubt on genetic phylogenies and dates.
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