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- n. primary social group; parents and children
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His family had struggled against poverty and all the temptations and frustrations lack of money caused, but the family unit had been strong, his parents ï¬rm in their faith and determined to make the most of their lives.
It is unlikely in a predator-laden environment that males would have gone off to hunt, leaving women and children alone; more plausible is that the kin network and family unit remained together, with both sexes scavenging for meat and defending the young.