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Mapping our ancestors : phylogenetic approaches in anthropology and prehistory

Author: Carl P Lipo; Society for American Archaeology. Meeting
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Aldine Transaction, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates how various genealogical or phylogenetic methods can be used both to answer questions about human history and to build evolutionary explanations for the shape of history. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl P Lipo; Society for American Archaeology. Meeting
ISBN: 0202307506 9780202307503 0202307514 9780202307510
OCLC Number: 60796274
Notes: Based on two symposia held during the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Milwaukee, Wis.
Description: xviii, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. Cultural phylogenies and explanation : why historical methods matter / Carl P. Lipo [and others] --
pt. 2. Fundamentals and methods. What is a culturally transmitted unit, and how we find one? / Richard Pocklington ; Cultural traits and linguistic trees : phylogenetic signal in East Africa / Jennifer W. Moylan [and others] ; Branching versus blending in macroscale cultural evolution : a comparative study / Mark Collard, Stephen J. Shennan, and Jamshid J. Tehrani ; Seriation and cladistics : the difference between anagenetic and cladogenetic evolution / R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien ; The resolution of cultural phylogenies using graphs / Carl P. Lipo ; Measuring relatedness / Robert C. Dunnell --
pt. 3. Biology. Phylogenetic techniques and methodological lessons from bioarchaeology / Gordon F.M. Rakita ; Phylogeography of archaeological populations : a case study from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / John V. Dudgeon --
pt. 4. Culture. Tracking culture-historical lineages : can "descent with modification" be linked to "association by descent"? / Peter Jordan and Thomas Mace ; Cultural transmission, phylogenetics, and the archaeological record / Jelmer W. Eerkens, Robert L. Bettinger, and Richard McElreath ; Using cladistics to construct lineages of projectile points from northeastern Missouri / John Darwent and Michael J. O'Brien ; Reconstructing the flow of information across time and space : a phylogenetic analysis of ceramic traditions from prehispanic western and northern Mexico and the American Southwest / Marcel J. Harmon [and others] ; Archaeological-materials characterization as phylogenetic method : the case of Copador pottery from southeastern Mesoamerica / Hector Neff --
pt. 5. Language. The spread of Bantu languages, farming, and pastoralism in sub-equatorial Africa / Clare J. Holden ; Are accurate dates an intractable problem for historical linguistics? / Quentin D. Atkinson and Russell D. Gray --
pt. 6. Concluding remarks. Afterword / Carl P. Lipo [and others].
Responsibility: editors, Carl P. Lipo [and others] ; foreword by Niles Eldredge.

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