4. Genetics, Geography, and Human Variation

  1. Sara Stinson2,
  2. Barry Bogin3 and
  3. Dennis O'Rourke4
  1. Dennis O'Rourke4 and
  2. Jake Enk1

Published Online: 6 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch4

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

How to Cite

O'Rourke, D. and Enk, J. (2012) Genetics, Geography, and Human Variation, in Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition (eds S. Stinson, B. Bogin and D. O'Rourke), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA

  2. 3

    Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470179642

Online ISBN: 9781118108062

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Keywords:

  • genetics, geography, human variation, “stable” genotype, in HWE;
  • evolutionary mechanisms, populations deviating from HWE;
  • patterned genetic, genetic distance by spatial, using coalescent models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Genes in Populations

  • Mechanisms of Evolution

  • Genetic Variation

  • Population Structure

  • Human Origins

  • Human Migrations and Population History

  • Ancient DNA Analysis

  • Chapter Summary

  • References Cited