The Origins of Native Americans: Evidence from Anthropological Genetics / Edition 1

The Origins of Native Americans: Evidence from Anthropological Genetics / Edition 1

by Michael H. Crawford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521004101

ISBN-13: 9780521004107

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Who are the Native Americans? How and when did they colonise the New World? 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. This cimpelling account culminates in the examination…  See more details below

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Who are the Native Americans? How and when did they colonise the New World? 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. This cimpelling account culminates in the examination of the devastating collision between European and Native cultures, and its legacy today. It will be required reading for all those interested in the anthropology of Native Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004107
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,203,764
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(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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