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Reflections Of Our Past

How Human History Is Revealed In Our Genes, 1st Edition

By John H Relethford


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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, a

Table of Contents

A Time Machine -- The History in Our Genes -- The Naked Ape -- Do You Know Where Your Ancestors Are? -- The Fate of the Neandertals -- The Palimpsest of the Past -- The First Americans -- Prehistoric Europe: The Spread of Farming or the Spread of Farmers? -- Voyagers of the Pacific -- Three Tales from Ireland -- Admixture, History, and Cultural Identity

About the Author

Relethford, John H

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General