Genes, peoples, and languages.

@article{CavalliSforza1997GenesPA,
  title={Genes, peoples, and languages.},
  author={Luca L. Cavalli-Sforza},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 15},
  pages={7719-24}
}
The genetic history of a group of populations is usually analyzed by reconstructing a tree of their origins. Reliability of the reconstruction depends on the validity of the hypothesis that genetic differentiation of the populations is mostly due to population fissions followed by independent evolution. If necessary, adjustment for major population admixtures can be made. Dating the fissions requires comparisons with paleoanthropological and paleontological dates, which are few and uncertain. A… CONTINUE READING
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