Origins of Native Americans: Evidence from Anthropological Genetics

Origins of Native Americans: Evidence from Anthropological Genetics

by Michael H. Crawford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521592801

ISBN-13: 9780521592802

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Who are the Native Americans? When and how did they colonize the New World? What proportion of the biological variation in contemporary Amerindian populations was "made in America" and what was brought from Siberia? This book is a unique synthesis of the genetic, archaeological, and demographic evidence concerning the Native peoples of the Americas, using case

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Who are the Native Americans? When and how did they colonize the New World? What proportion of the biological variation in contemporary Amerindian populations was "made in America" and what was brought from Siberia? This book is a unique synthesis of the genetic, archaeological, and demographic evidence concerning the Native peoples of the Americas, using case studies from contemporary Amerindian and Siberian indigenous groups to unravel the mysteries. It culminates in an examination of the devastating collision between European and Native American cultures following Contact, and the legacy of increased incidence of chronic diseases that still accompanies the acculturation of Native peoples today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521592802
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
806,362
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Origins of New World populations; 2. Population size and the effects of European contact; 3. Demography of Amerindian populations; 4. Genetic variation in contemporary populations of the Americas; 5. Population structure of Native Americans; 6. Morphological variation; 7. The survivors; References; Index.

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