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America past, America present : genes and languages in the Americas and beyond

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher: Cambridge, England : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, ©2000.
Series: Papers in the prehistory of languages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Renfrew
ISBN: 1902937015 9781902937014
OCLC Number: 318274752
Description: x, 175 p. : il., mapas ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction (Colin Renfrew); Evolutionary processes and micro?differentiation: emergence and detection of population?specific variation (Francesc Calafell, David Comas, Anna Perez-Lezaun, Elena Bosch, Bernal Morera & Jaume Bertranpetit); Language families of North America (Victor Golla); Language groupings in the New World: their reliability and useability in cross - disciplinary studies, especially of population genetics (Terrence Kaufman); Mitochondrial DNA and the origin of Native Americans (Antonio Torroni); Genetic differentiation of South American native populations inferred from classical markers: from explorative analyses to a working hypothesis (Lucia Simoni, Eduardo Tarazona?Santos, Donata Luiselli & Davide Pettener); The genetic origins of Old Testament priests (Neil Bradman, Mark Thomas & David Goldstein); Some relevant facts about historical linguistics (Don Ringe); Some unanswered linguistic questions? (Merritt Ruhlen).
Series Title: Papers in the prehistory of languages.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Renfrew.

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