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Environment and Morphology in Australian Aborigines: A re-analysis of the Birdsell Database

Gilligan, Ian; Bulbeck, F David


Pursuant to his major research interest in the cultural ecology of hunter-gatherers, Birdsell collected an unparalleled body of phenotypic data on Aboriginal Australians during the mid twentieth century. Birdsell did not explicitly relate the geographic patterning in his data to Australia's climatic variation, instead arguing that the observable differences between groups reflect multiple origins of Australian Aborigines. In this article, bivariate correlation and multivariate analyses...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20640


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