The Origin of Humankind: Conference Proceedings of the International Symposium, Venice, 14-15 May 1998

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Massimiliano Aloisi
IOS Press, 2000 - Science - 103 pages
This volume deals with the fascinating topic of the origin of humankind. Some of its important areas - from palaeontology to genetics - have yielded striking contributions. However, it also has aspects that transcend science, and probe deeply into domains that do not pertain to scientific culture proper - such as religion and philosophy. The volume brings together contributions from a group of palaeontologists and geneticists, who present an update of knowledge on the topic; the Out of Africa theory; the demise of the Neanderthal; and the Italian scene.
 

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Contents

The European Perspective J J Hublin
3
Global Mitochondria1 DNA Variation and the Origin of Native Americans
9
A Nuclear DNA Perspective on Human Evolution K K Kidd and J R Kidd
15
Does Culture Evolve? R Lewontin
21
What Can They Tell Us about the Origin of the Genus Homol
35
Fossil Italians What We Know and What We Could Learn about Human Evolution
51
A Detailed Analysis of the DLoop
69
Neolithic and Palaeolithic Components in the European Gene Pool G Barbujani
79
Behavioural Aspects A Broglio
85
IndoEuropean Languages and Genetics A Piazza
95
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