America Past, America Present: Genes and Languages in the Americas and Beyond
Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2000 - 175 Seiten
Aspects of the prehistory of the Americas currently remain little understood, with suggested dates for the first human colonization varying widely between 40,000 and 14,000 years ago. In this volume, molecular geneticists and historical linguists debate the evidence for the first peopling of the Americas, and for the subsequent emergence of the remarkable genetic and linguistic diversity still seen among Native Americans to this day. Part I offers a general consideration of the theme of language distribution and genetic variation in human populations with emphasis on the population-specific polymorphism issue. In parts II and III linguistic variation in Native American populations and their accompanying molecular genetic variability are discussed by leading specialists. In the final part unanswered questions in historical linguistics are debated, including the macrofamily problem with particular reference to the postulated but contoversial Amerind family.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
The genetic origins of Old Testament priests
4 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
allele American Journal Amerind analysis Anthropology appear Asian branches cent Central chromosome classification clear Cohanim communities comparative comparison consider correspondences defined developed dialects differentiation distribution diversity Eastern estimate et al evidence example exist Figure four frequency further gene flow geographical Greenberg groups haplogroup haplotypes historical Human Genetics identified Indians indicates individuals interest isolates Italy Journal of Human language families Latin Levites lineages linguistic Maipurean markers Merriwether method microsatellite migration mitochondrial DNA mtDNA mutation Native American Neel North noted observed occurred origin patterns polymorphisms populations possible present Press probability proposed PSPs questions recent reconstruction region regular relationships relatively samples Sciences sequence shared similar single social sound South America specific spread structure suggested Table tion Torroni tree tribal tribes types University variation villages vowel Wallace World YanHap Yanomama