Surnames and Genetic Structure - Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology 1 (Hardback)Gabriel Ward Lasker (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 13/06/1985
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Surnames are inherited in much the same way as are biological traits. Since surnames were generally adopted - in Europe during Medieval times - their distribution has become very uneven: analysis of the present geographic patterns provides an insight into the kind of redistribution of genes that has resulted from all the migrations of the intervening years. Using non-technical language and a minimum of mathematics, this book presents a lucid description and evaluation of these studies of the genetic structure of human populations. A special feature is the appendix which presents computer-generated maps and distribution diagrams of 100 common surnames in England and Wales.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
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