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Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution A Synthesis

ISBN-10: 1405131667
ISBN-13: 9781405131667
Edition: 2006
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Description: Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, this textbook on human evolution offers students a combination of cultural anthropology and genetics. It demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, this textbook on human evolution offers students a combination of cultural anthropology and genetics. It demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and population studies, provides a foundation for understanding cultural human diversity.

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Preface
Introduction
Genetic and cultural theory: a brief overview
Human descent and paleoanthropology
Foundations of classical and molecular genetics
Genetics as a key to human origins and prehistory
Fundamentals of human evolution: mutation and natural selection
Fundamentals of human evolution: drift, migration, and quantitative analysis of human genetic diversity
Cultural evolution
Geography of human genes and correlation with languages
The prehistory of human genes
Voyages: prehistoric human expansions
The Neolithic transition in Europe and the peopling of the Americas
Genes, kinship, and human identity
Cultural clines, clades, cycles, and waves: the process of cultural evolution
Genes and culture in medicine
General conclusion
The denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC) technique
The Hardy-Weinberg theorem
A simulation of drift
The diversification of languages
Notes
Key references
Glossary
Index

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