PGL Paper 85. This work was supported by grant GM 17173 from the U. S. National Institutes of Health.
Bioassay of kinship in Micronesia†
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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 709–719, May 1973
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Morton, N. E. and Lalouel, J. M. (1973), Bioassay of kinship in Micronesia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 38: 709–719. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330380309
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Phenotype bioassay agrees with clan isonymy, anthropometrics, and migration in estimating the mean kinship within a Micronesian population, relative to large distances, as 0.05. Various calculations of occupancy for the Eastern Carolines from ethnohistory, kinship, and glottochronology average around 1,000 years. Estimates of isolation by distance are in agreement for different indicators of population structure. Problems of kinship bioassay are discussed.