Introduction: Genetic claims and the unsettled past

Keith Wailoo, Alondra Nelson, Catherine Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

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As the American geneticist, anthropologist, and television presenter Spencer Wells boldly claims in his 2003 PBS documentary The Journey of Man, the study of genetic variation in people around the globe opens an unparalleled view into the past. One drop of blood or a few cells swabbed from the inside of the cheek, he insists, not only unveils mankind's origins in Africa, but also reveals the pathways along which human beings traveled into Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenetics and the Unsettled Past
Subtitle of host publicationThe Collision of DNA, Race, and History
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780813552545
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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