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Microevolutionary Patterns in Aboriginal Australia: A Gradient Analysis of Clines

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Series: Research Monographs in Human Population Biology

By: JB Birdsell

512 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #28883 | ISBN: 0195063619
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The most extensive longitudinal genetic study of any human population.


Contents

Part A: Introduction and Methodology. 1: Population structure in Aboriginal Australia. 2: Microevolutionary forces. 3: The Australian environment. 4: Prehistory in Australia. 5: Greater Australia and the routes approaching it. 6: Who were the migrants to Australia?. 7: Hypothesis about the origin of the Australian Aborigines. 8: The data base for this analysis. 9: Methodology. Part B: Serology. 10: Gradient analysis of composite serological variants. Part C: Australian Population Variation in the Dentition. 11: Analysis of dental isophenic gradients. Appendices. Part D: Morphological Variation in Space. 12: Aspects of pigmentation. 13: Variability in hair systems. 14: Some other morphological systems. 15: Some morphological variations in the ear. 16: Some patterns of spatial variation in facial traits. 17: Morphological variation in the cranium. 18: The pattern of morphological gradients. Part E: Metrical and Indical Traits. 19: Body metrics. 20: Head and face measurements and indices. 21: Composite metrical gradients for the body. 22: Metrical gradients for cranial variables. 23: Metrical gradients for facial variables. 24: Combined metrical gradients. Appendices. Part F: Analysis Involving Region Trends, Time, Ecology, and Language. 25: The final composite gradient. 26: Refuge areas and their biological differentiation. 27: In some cases time factors can be added to the basic space calculus. 28: A comparison on the dynamics of two living systems. 29: Ecology and social relationships in the Kimberleys. 30: Problems of interpretation. 31: Gene flow and migration versus adaptive changes. 32: Recent developments in the study of genetics of populations. 33: Conclusions. Appendix

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