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Marriage Patterns in an Archaic Population: A Study of Skeletal Remains from Port au Choix, Newfoundland

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This study is based on the premise that marriage patterns determine the composition of the adult segment of hunter-gatherer groups, and that the composition is reflected in the expression of osteological traits within and between sexes. Analysis of metric and non-metric traits in adult skeletons from Locus II of the Port au Choix3 site suggest the practice of exogamy coupled with a virilocal post-nuptial marriage pattern.

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