The Human Inheritance: Genes, Languages, and Evolution

The Human Inheritance: Genes, Languages, and Evolution

by Brian Sykes
     
 

Human evolution is one of the most contentious areas of science. Genetics is beginning to offer powerful insights into our past, but the results continue to be controversial. This stimulating and challenging book of essays, written for a broad audience, looks at the links between genes, language, and the archeological record and evaluates the potential of genetics

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Overview

Human evolution is one of the most contentious areas of science. Genetics is beginning to offer powerful insights into our past, but the results continue to be controversial. This stimulating and challenging book of essays, written for a broad audience, looks at the links between genes, language, and the archeological record and evaluates the potential of genetics for uncovering our history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198502746
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1. Reflections on the archaeology of linguistic diversity, Colin Renfrew
2. The fossil record of the evolution of Homo sapiens in Europe and Australasia, Chris Stringer
3. Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods, Don Ringe
4. Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps, Gabriel Dover
5. Using genes to map population structure and origins, Bryan Sykes
6. Ancient DNA, Svante Pääbo
7. Language and genes in the Americas, Ryk Ward
8. Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility, Walter Bodmer
Bibliography
Index

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