Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics

Volume 1 Theory and Methods

  • James H. Mielke
  • Michael H. Crawford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Historical Approaches to Anthropological Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenneth M. Weiss
      Pages 3-16
    3. Alan C. Swedlund
      Pages 17-42
  3. Evolutionary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Henry Harpending
      Pages 45-64
    3. Jean Walters MacCluer
      Pages 111-131
  4. Analytical Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. C. Cannings, E. A. Thompson, M. Skolnick
      Pages 251-298
    3. Theodore Reich, Brian Suarez, John Rice, C. Robert Cloninger
      Pages 299-324
  5. Analytical Theory: Illustrated by Example

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. R. C. Elston
      Pages 327-354
    3. D. C. Rao, N. E. Morton
      Pages 355-372
    4. Ching Chun Li
      Pages 373-396
    5. John C. Defries
      Pages 397-417
    6. Derek F. Roberts
      Pages 419-430
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 431-436

About this book


The papers in this volume were presented as part of the University of Kansas Department of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Program on Anthro­ pological Genetics. Consecutively, each contributor spent approximately a week on the campus at Lawrence participating in a seminar. The contributors to this volume were not on campus at one time, but visited us on alternating weeks; hence, a symposium-type interchange was not possible between all participants. However, the students and faculty of Kansas University acted as a sounding board. This volume can be considered a companion and continuation of Methods and Theories of Anthropological Genetics, which was based upon a symposium on the state of the art in 1971. This present volume reflects what we consider to be some of the advances and current developments in anthropological genetics since 1973. Emphasis has shifted, to some degree, away from population struc­ ture analysis (as depicted in Crawford and Workman) to genetic epidemiology. However, population structure still remains a fertile and ongoing area of research with many theoretical questions still remaining unanswered.


anthropology development epidemiology evolution genes genetic epidemiology genetics human evolution population research

Editors and affiliations

  • James H. Mielke
    • 1
  • Michael H. Crawford
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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