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The field of molecular anthropology has grown in recent years with the advent of new methodologies and theoretical assumptions. The field has been particularly insightful in helping understand the initial peopling of North America. In this book, Peter N. Jones discussed the field of molecular anthropology and its insights into the peopling of North America, examining in detail mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic data.
Written in a clear, readable fashion, the author gives an overview of the topic for researchers, graduate students, and other professionals who are interested in this exciting new area of inquiry and the possibilities it holds for such contentious issues as biological affiliation, the peopling of North America, and historic population movements.
Table of Contents
Molecular Anthropology: A Review of the Field
Concepts and Terminology
Haplotypes and Haplogroups
Coalescent Trees and Gene Trees
Molecular Anthropological Population Theory
Human Migrations and Molecular Anthropology
American Indian mtDNA and Y Chromosome Studies
Summary and Conclusions
Last Updated July 1, 2007
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