Population structure of Alaskan and Siberian indigenous communities.

  title={Population structure of Alaskan and Siberian indigenous communities.},
  author={Michael H. Crawford and James H. Mielke and Eric J. Devor and Dale D. Dykes and Herbert F. Polesky},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={55 2},
Genetic data consisting of 14 red cell antigen groups and 11 serum and erythrocytic protein marker systems from four Eskimo populations of the Norton Sound area of Alaska are reported. The population structure of these four groups in analyzed both separately and within the larger context by comparison to 15 other circumpolar groups. These analyses reveal a good fit between genetic structure, geographic distribution, linguistic affiliation, and the ethnohistory of the region.