Study of the Neolithic Social Grouping: Examples from the New World1


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    This is a condensed version of a paper written in March, 1957. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Gordon Willey, who gave me many valuable suggestions and criticisms and recommended it for publication; to Clyde Kluckhohn, whose guidance enabled me to write the section on the Southwest; to Alfred Kidder, John Brew, Hallam Modus, Douglas Oliver, Ching-hu Chang, David DeHarport, Michael Coe, Roger Green, and Mrs. Rulan Pian, who either read through the manuscript and gave me their suggestions and criticisms or helped me with the references. However, it must be noted that all faults are my own, and in a few cases their suggestions were not followed because of practical difficulty or difference of opinion.