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Current developments in anthropological genetics

Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics

Ecology and Population Structure

Authors: Crawford, Michael H., Mielke, James H.

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This volume examines the interrelationship of ecology, subsistence pat­ terns, and the observed genetic variation in human populations. Hence, the book is divided conceptually into the following categories: nonhuman primates, hunters and gatherers, nomads, swidden agriculturalists, peas­ ant farmers, religious isolates, and modern and urban aggregates. While many of these populations have experienced (and are experiencing) ac­ culturation as a result of contact with technologically more advanced groups, the genetic structures described in this volume attempt to recon­ struct the traditional patterns as well as genetic changes because of con­ tact. Most chapters also integrate biological (genetic), social, and de­ mographic data within an ecological frame thus presenting a holistic view of the population structures of ecologically distinct groups. The first chapter examines the body of early nonhuman primate lit­ erature that emphasized ecological determinism in effecting the popula­ tion structure of our primate ancestors-relatives. It also examines more recent literature (since 1970) in which it became apparent that greater flexibility exists in primate social structure within specific environmental frameworks. Thus, it appears that our nonhuman primate evolutionary heritage is not one of ecological determinism in social organization but one of flexibility and rapid change suggesting the evolutionary success of our species is based upon a system of flexibility and that social ad­ aptations can be accomplished in a number of diverse ways.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Primate Social Organization, Ecology, and Genetic Variation

    Pages 1-28

    O’Rourke, D. H. (et al.)

  • Population Structures of Ghanzi and Ngamiland !Kung

    Pages 29-50

    Harpending, Henry (et al.)

  • Population Structure of Circumpolar Groups of Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland

    Pages 51-91

    Crawford, Michael H. (et al.)

  • Ecology and Biological Structure of Pastoral Isseqqamaren Tuareg

    Pages 93-124

    Lefèvre-Witier, Philippe

  • The Population Structure of the Romany Gypsies

    Pages 125-137

    Sunderland, Eric

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics
Book Subtitle
Ecology and Population Structure
Authors
Series Title
Current developments in anthropological genetics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6769-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6769-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-40842-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4615-6771-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 525
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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