The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to present circumstantial evidence that permits inferences regarding the conditions giving rise to this occurrence; second, to comment on its wider implications for understanding the relationship of a phylogenetically pervasive biopsychological phenomenon (that is, inbreeding avoidance) to a sociocultural one (that is, the incest taboo) (Parker 1995). The latter issue has engendered considerable controversy in the anthropological literature. (Parker, 362)
About the Author
Parker is a Professor of Anthropology at The University of Utah.