Genetic, Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives on Human Diversity in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is regarded as one of the birthplaces of modern humans. Recent genetic evidence shows that it was probably the entry point of modern humans from Africa into East Asia and Oceania. With the help of new markers X mostly from the Y-chromosome and mtDNA X several recent efforts have been made to study the populations of Southeast Asia, which have been somewhat neglected in the past. A new picture of the origin and migrations of modern humans in this region is quickly emerging. In this book, the leading researchers in the studies of Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Oceanian populations present the most up-to-date results of their research. Contents: Prehistory of Human Populations: Archaelogical, Linguistic and Paleontological Perspectives: Prehistory, Language and Human Biology: Is There a Consensus in East and Southeast Asia? (C F W Higham); Human Diversity and Language Diversity (W S-Y Wang); Before the Neolithic: HunterBGatherer Societies in Central Thailand (R Thosarat); The Peopling of Southeast Asia: The Case for an African Rather Than an Asian Origin of the Human Y-Chromosome YAP Insertion (P A Underhill & C C Roseman); Genetic History of Ethnic Populations in Southwestern China (B Su et al.); Y-Chromosomal Variation in Uxorilocal and Patrilocal Populations in Thailand (M Srikummool et al.); Genetic Relationships Among 16 Ethnic Groups from Malaysia and Southeast Asia (S G Tan); The Peopling of East Asia: Chinese Human Genome Diversity Project: A Synopsis (J Chu); Origins and Prehistoric Migrations of Modern Humans in East Asia (B Su & L Jin); The Peopling of Oceania: The Genetic Trail from Southeast Asia to the Pacific (R Deka et al.); The Colonization of Remote Oceania and the Drowning of Sundaland (J K Lum). Readership: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in genetics, anthropology and linguistics.
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Human Diversity and Language Diversity
Genetic History of Ethnic Populations in Southwestern China
YChromosomal Variation in Uxorilocal and Patrilocal
Genetic Relationships Among 16 Ethnic Groups from Malaysia
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