Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Anthropological Genetics

1. synthesis of anthropology and population genetics in order to study the interactions between culture and allele frequencies.

2. Use of genetic techniques to reconstruct the past, including the use of DNA sequences to reconstruct likely phylogenetic or genealogical relationships among populations; aka gene genealogy, genetic genealogy.

See mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome DNA.

3. The use of archaeological samples, including ancient DNA, to achieve these goals. Aka archaeogenetics, archaeological genetics.

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