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By D. Ann Herring, Alan C. Swedlund

ISBN-10: 051106330X

ISBN-13: 9780511063305

ISBN-10: 0521801044

ISBN-13: 9780521801041

The human genetic makeup of Latin the USA is a mirrored image of successive waves of colonization and immigration. there were few works facing the biology of human populations at a continental scale, and whereas a lot info is on the market at the genetics of Latin American populations, such a lot details continues to be scattered during the literature. This quantity examines Latin American human populations relating to their origins, setting, background, demography and genetics, drawing on elements of meals, body structure, and morphology for an built-in and multidisciplinary technique. the result's a desirable account of a humans characterised by means of a turbulent heritage, marked heterogeneity, and precise genetic characteristics.

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1991), it is assumed that new surnames appear as a result of in-migration. Surnames have also proven to be of great utility in the historical study of population structure. Specifically, a Wahlund effect would be evident in marriage records if there were more repeated-surname (RP) marriages than those expected by chance (Lasker 1988a; Lasker and Kaplan 1985). A Wahlund effect is the presence of a subdivision within a larger population, 20 L. Madrigal or a set of subdivided populations resulting from an isolation mechanism such as preferential mating among families (Ridley 1996).

H. Relethford 1980, 1981; Lees and Relethford 1982; Relethford and Lees 1983a; Relethford 1984). During my dissertation research I became aware of an earlier anthropometric study of the west coast of Ireland, conducted in the early 1890s by the Anthropometric Laboratory of Trinity College, Dublin. The original reports were published in several issues of the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy from 1893 through 1900 (Browne 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898a, 1900; Haddon and Browne 1893), and included the original anthropometric measurements as well as background information on ethnography, history, and demography.

W. (1988b). Application of surname frequency distributions to studies of mating preferences. In Human Mating Patterns, ed. N. J. Boyce, pp. 101–14. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. W. A. (1985). Surnames and genetic structure: repetition of the same pairs of names of married couples, a measure of subdivision of the population. Human Biology 57(3), 431–40. W. H. (1989). Extreme seasonality of births among Nomadic Turkana pastoralists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 79, 103–15. M.

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