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Reading the signatures of population histories: from language to DNA


Rudan, Pavao
Reading the signatures of population histories: from language to DNA // 4th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Final program and abstracts / Schanfield, Moses ; Primorac, Dragan ; Vuk-Pavlović, Stanimir (ur.).
Zagreb: Exto produkcija, 2005. (pozvano predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Reading the signatures of population histories: from language to DNA

Autori
Rudan, Pavao

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
4th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Final program and abstracts / Schanfield, Moses ; Primorac, Dragan ; Vuk-Pavlović, Stanimir - Zagreb : Exto produkcija, 2005

Skup
4th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine

Mjesto i datum
Palace Hotel, Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 05.-09.09.2005

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Pozvano predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Sažetak
Historical processes are laboratories where human populations are created. Today we face a plethora of intriguing information on different problems of (macro)evolution and hypotheses and theories about current human diversity. These intellectual constructs are usually based on grossly insufficient information. I will discuss the rich data collected during three decades of field research in the isolated populations of Adriatic island ; these data can provide meaningful interpretation and provoke discussion about the justification of (micro)evolutionary hypotheses. The underlying methodology is much more than collecting and elaborating the collected data, that models must help in the reduction of information and its interpretation and that we have immense new possibilities and methods of research (from analyses of metric, morphological traits in the fifties to very fine physiological and biochemical analyses and today almost unimaginable possibilities for molecular genetic research). The results of our study of numerous population traits show that different traits respond to (micro)evolutionary impacts differently. Some traits are more likely connected to specific different selective pressures, others more likely reveal selective inertia, while for the third group of traits a reasonable genetic interpretation cannot always be provided because of their extreme phenotypic plasticity. One should accept that the humans are social and cultural beings in addition to the physical being and that they contribute to their own biological state that is limited both by natural laws and sociocultural restraints.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0196005

Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Pavao Rudan, (41641)