Even in nomadic societies like the ancestors of the Semitic people, marriage with a close cousin was prescribed.
The ideal marriage was between the children of two brothers, and this remains both the norm and the practice in Arab and Muslim societies today. The comments below got me thinking in functional terms: perhaps groups which promoted consanginuous practices successfully to leverage short-term gains of cohesion tended to go extinct in the long-term because of a mutational meltdown event?
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At the end of the 3 minutes, Person B writes a new topic for Person C, and the game proceeds.
Indeed I have spent much of my professional life analyzing the complexities of systems of marriage that not only allowed but insisted on cousin marriage by rule.
Not only was it not forbidden, it was prescribed, often with a particular degree of detail.
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