A formal test of linguistic and genetic coevolution in native Central and South America

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dc.contributor.author Hunley, K. L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cabana, G. S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Merriwether, D. A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Long, J. C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-20T18:06:45Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-08T14:25:14Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hunley, K.L.; Cabana, G.S.; Merriwether, D.A.; Long, J.C. (2007). "A formal test of linguistic and genetic coevolution in native Central and South America." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132(4): 622-631. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55923> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9483 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1096-8644 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55923
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=17205551&dopt=citation en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates a mechanism of linguistic and genetic coevolution in Native Central and South America. This mechanism proposes that a process of population fissions, expansions into new territories, and isolation of ancestral and descendant groups will produce congruent language and gene trees. To evaluate this population fissions mechanism, we collected published mtDNA sequences for 1,381 individuals from 17 Native Central and South American populations. We then tested the hypothesis that three well-known language classifications also represented the genetic structure of these populations. We rejected the hypothesis for each language classification. Our tests revealed linguistic and genetic correspondence in several shallow branches common to each classification, but no linguistic and genetic correspondence in the deeper branches contained in two of the language classifications. We discuss the possible causes for the lack of congruence between linguistic and genetic structure in the region, and describe alternative mechanisms of linguistic and genetic correspondence and their predictions. Am J Phys Anthropol, 2007. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc. en_US
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dc.publisher Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company en_US
dc.subject.other Life and Medical Sciences en_US
dc.subject.other Anthropology en_US
dc.title A formal test of linguistic and genetic coevolution in native Central and South America en_US
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dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Anthropology en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106 ; Department of Anthropology, MSC01-1040, Anthropology, 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 17205551 en_US
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20542 en_US
dc.identifier.source American Journal of Physical Anthropology en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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