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Reflections of Our Past free pdf An accessible and absorbing examination of how the genes of living people reveal the history of humankind, from the origins of humans 6 million years ago to the present. Where did modern humans come from and how important are the biological differences among us? Are we descended from Neanderthals? How many races of people are there? Were Native Americans the first settlers of the New World? How can we tell if Thomas Jefferson had a child with Sally Hemings? Through an engaging examination of issues such as these, and using non-technical language, Reflections of Our Past shows how anthropologists use genetic information to test theories and define possible answers to fundamental questions in human history. By looking at genetic variation in the world today, we can reconstruct the recent and remote events and processes that created the variation we see, providing a fascinating reflection of our genetic past. Reflections of Our Past is a W. W. Howells Book Prize Winner and Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

About John Relethford

John Relethford is Distinguished Tea ching Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY College at Oneonta. He received the SUNY Chancello r's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994-1995, a nd the Susan Sutton Smith Prize for Academic Excel lence, SUNY-Oneonta, 1995. Relethford is the auth or of The Human Species: An Introduction to Bi ological Anthropology, 4e and Fundamental s of Biological Anthropology, 2e. He currentl y serves in editorial capacities with American Ant hropologist, American Journal of Physical Anthropo logy, Human Biology, Human Heredity, and Journal o f Human Evolution.

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Author : John Relethford
Publisher : Basic Books
Data Published : 16 June 2003
ISBN : 0813339588
EAN : 9780813339580
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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