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Dr. Cveček Publishes Article in “Anthropology Today”

Dr. Sabina Cveček, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at The Field Museum, has published an article entitled "Why kinship still needs anthropologists in the 21st century" in Anthropology Today. The article is open-access and linked below.

The article scrutinizes the use of anthropological terms such as matriliny and patriliny in ancient DNA studies, arguing these terms oversimplify political and kinship practices in societies with or without the state. Emphasizing cross-cultural diversity, the article challenges a few assumptions in archaeogenetics, advocating for nuanced empirical exploration. It calls for more engagement in debates on kinship and sociopolitical organization in the deep past from sociocultural anthropological perspectives, which is also an objective of the X-KIN project.