Special Issue on Demography and Cultural Macroevolution

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Human Biology Volume 81, Numbers 2&3

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A worldwide forum for state-of-the-art ideas, methods, and techniques in the field, Human Biology focuses on genetics in its broadest sense. Included under this rubric are: human population genetics, evolutionary and genetic demography, quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, ancient DNA studies, biological diversity interpreted in terms of adaptation (biometry, physical anthropology), and interdisciplinary research linking biological and cultural diversity (inferred from linguistic variability, ethnological diversity, archaeological evidence, etc.)


Special Issue on Demography and Cultural Macroevolution
Edited by James Steele and Stephen Shennan 

Introduction: Demography and Cultural Macroevolution
James Steele and Stephen Shennan

Human Dispersals: Mathematical Models and the Archaeological Record
James Steele

Inferring Past Demography Using Spatially Explicit Population Genetic Models
Nicolas Ray and Laurent Excoffier

Kinship, Marriage, and the Genetics of Past Human Dispersals
R. Alexander Bentley, Robert H. Layton, and Jamshid Tehrani

Demography and Language Competition
Anne Kandler

Cultural Innovations and Demographic Change
Peter J. Richerson, Robert Boyd, and Robert L. Bettinger 

Modeling Interactions Between Language Evolution and Demography
Paul Vogt 

Population Size and Rates of Language Change
Søren Wichmann and Eric W. Holman

Archaeological Demography
Andrew Chamberlain 

Technological Responses of Neanderthals to Macroclimatic Variations
(240,000–40,000 BP)
Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel and Alain Tuffreau

Climate and Demography in Early Prehistory: Using Calibrated 14C Dates as Population Proxies
Felix Riede

Evolutionary Demography and the Population History of the European Early Neolithic
Stephen Shennan

Estimations of Population Density for Selected Periods Between the Neolithic and AD 1800
Andreas Zimmermann, Johanna Hilpert, and Karl Peter Wendt

Demography and Archaeology
Colin Renfrew

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Additional Information 6x9, 286 pages, published December 2, 2012

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