Biocultural Approaches in Human Biology

  title={Biocultural Approaches in Human Biology},
  author={Darna L Dufour},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
  • D. Dufour
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Human Biology
Biocultural approaches recognize the pervasiveness and dynamism of interactions between biological and cultural phenomena, and they explicitly strive to integrate biological, sociocultural, environmental, and other kinds of data. They have been part of human biology at least since 1958, when Frank Livingstone so elegantly explained the linkages among population growth, subsistence strategy, and the distribution of the sickle cell gene in West Africa. These approaches developed further with the… 
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