Human Universals

Applies to All Human Societies


  1. Age
  2. Art
  3. Athletic Sports
  4. Bodily Adornment
  5. Botany
  6. Calendar
  7. Cleanliness
  8. Community Organization
  9. Cooking
  10. Cooperative Labor
  11. Cosmology
  12. Courtship
  13. Dancing
  14. Decorative
  15. Divination
  16. Division of Labor
  17. Dream Interpretation
  18. Education
  19. Eschatology 
  20. Ethics
  21. Ethnology
  22. Faith Healing
  23. Family Feasting
  24. Fire Making
  25. Folklore
  26. Food Taboos
  27. Funeral Rites
  28. Grading
  29. Games
  30. Gestures
  31. Gift Giving
  32. Government
  33. Greeting
  34. Hailing Taxis
  35. Hairstyles
  36. Hospitality
  37. Housing
  38. Hygiene 
  39. Incest Taboos
  40. Inheritance Rules
  41. Joking
  42. Kin Groups
  43. Kinship Nomenclature 
  44. Language
  45. Law
  46. Luck Superstitions
  47. Magic
  48. Marriage
  49. Mealtimes
  50. Medicine
  51. Obstetrics
  52. Pregnancy Usages
  53. Penal Sanctions
  54. Personal Names
  55. Population Policy
  56. Postnatal Care
  57. Property Rights
  58. Propitiation
  59. Puberty Customs
  60. Religious Rituals
  61. Residence Rules
  62. Sexual Restrictions
  63. Soul Concepts
  64. Status Differentiation
  65. Surgery
  66. Tool Making
  67. Trade
  68. Training
  69. Visiting
  70. Weather Control
  71. Weaving


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