Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations

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Overview

This book reviews population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations and investigates their demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limon, Costa Rica, this book will be a resource for researchers working in biological anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, and for those interested in the African Diaspora in the New World.
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"An important resource for human biologists...provides a useful summary of broad epidemiologic, demographic, and population-genetic patterns among Caribbean's of African Descent and it is a valuable entry point to the literature in this area."
Clarence C. Gravlee, American Journal of Human Biology
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Meet the Author

Lorena Madrigal is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida and has worked on historical demography, population genetics, disease and modernization and the genetics of longevity. She has also published Statistics for Anthropology (1998; ISBN 0521 577861 paperback).

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Table of Contents

1 The African slave trade and the Caribbean 1
2 Obesity, hypertension, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes in Afro-Caribbean populations : an evolutionary overview 34
3 Infectious disease epidemiology and Afro-Caribbean populations 70
4 Population genetics of Afro-Caribbean groups 108
5 Demography of Afro-Caribbean groups 125
6 The Afro-Caribbean population in Limon, Costa Rica 155
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