Genes, Tribes, and African History.

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    • Publication Year:
      2000
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Over the past 40 years, traditional perspectives on the constitution of human groups have been subjected to stringent critique within anthropology. This began with the dismantling of accepted "race" divisions after World War II and continued with analyses of the meaning and reality of African "tribal" distinctions from the 1960s until the present. Archaeologists, ethnographers, linguists, and historians of Africa now work within a research milieu where social interactions, cultural exchange, and the dynamic nature of group identifications are accepted as a normal part of the human experience. At the same time, new techniques have been developed for the examination of human history, techniques based upon an expanding repertoire of tools for the analysis of genetic variability in human populations. Perhaps the most striking result of this research has been Cavalli-Sforza, Menozzi, and Piazza's The History and Geography of Human Genes. Rather less attention has been paid, however, to the conceptual relationships between the human groups defined through such analyses, in Africa and elsewhere, and those defined through other kinds of research. This paper is a preliminary examination of the fit between genetic, archaeological, and ethnographic data on the African past. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      00113204
    • Accession Number:
      3168087
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MACEACHERN, S. Genes, Tribes, and African History. Current Anthropology, [s. l.], v. 41, n. 3, p. 357, 2000. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      MacEachern S. Genes, Tribes, and African History. Current Anthropology. 2000;41(3):357. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      MacEachern, S. (2000). Genes, Tribes, and African History. Current Anthropology, 41(3), 357.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      MacEachern, Scott. 2000. “Genes, Tribes, and African History.” Current Anthropology 41 (3): 357. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087.
    • Harvard:
      MacEachern, S. (2000) ‘Genes, Tribes, and African History’, Current Anthropology, 41(3), p. 357. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      MacEachern, S 2000, ‘Genes, Tribes, and African History’, Current Anthropology, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 357, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      MacEachern, Scott. “Genes, Tribes, and African History.” Current Anthropology, vol. 41, no. 3, June 2000, p. 357. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      MacEachern, Scott. “Genes, Tribes, and African History.” Current Anthropology 41, no. 3 (June 2000): 357. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      MacEachern S. Genes, Tribes, and African History. Current Anthropology [Internet]. 2000 Jun [cited 2020 Feb 19];41(3):357. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=3168087