Traces of ancestry: studies in honour of Colin Renfrew

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McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2004 - 161 Seiten
In 1987, Colin Renfrew's Archaeology and Language challenged many perceptions about how one language family spread across large parts of the world. In doing so he reinvigorated an important exchange between archaeologists and historical linguists. At precisely the same time, a quite separate field, human genetics, was making considerable steps forward in the elucidation of human ancestry. These three parallel lines of enquiry into genes, words, and things have, over the ensuing two decades, entirely transformed our perceptions of the human past. This volume brings together contributors to that transformation from around the world, to honour Colin Renfrew with a series of key papers. They include a number of impressive synthetic statements, as well as case studies at the frontiers of three different branches of research. They range from global accounts of human dispersal through to archaeological, genetic and linguistic studies, illustrating what has been achieved over the past two decades, andthe most promising avenues of research for the future.

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Reflecting on Five Decades of Human Genetics
3
Implications for Historical Linguistics
11
Farming Languages and Genes
31
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Martin Jones is the author of the Headpress/Critical Vision book Psychedelic Decadence, and has written many things for many publications. His one half-arsed concession to rock 'n' roll comes through having a tattoo of the former Cramps bass player Candy Del Mar on his right arm. With the artist Oliver Tomlinson he runs Omnium Gatherum Press, publishers of Careful, a comic so sinister one would normally shun it.

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