Matrilineal Descent

Matrilineal , or uterine, descent is established by tracing descent exclusively through females from a founding female ancestor.

The individuals indicated in red constitute the matrilineal descendants of a common ancestress. Both men and women are included in the patrilineage formed but only female links are utilized to include successive generations.

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Department of Anthropology
University of Manitoba