Kinship and descent  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. Cultures worldwide possess a wide range of systems of tracking kinship and descent. Anthropologists break these down into simple concepts which are common among many different culture.



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