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Races of Homo sapiens: if not in the southwest Pacific, then nowhere

Bulbeck, F David; Raghavan, Pathmanathan; Rayner, Daniel


The physical anthropology literature reveals considerable disagreement on whether discrete biological races, or subspecies, exist within Homo sapiens, and which races to recognize if they do exist. The authoritative work on zoological taxonomy by Mayr and Ashlock defines a subspecies as 'an aggregate of phenotypically similar populations... inhabiting a geographical subdivision of the [species'] range and differing taxonomically from other populations of that species' (1991: 43). Our analysis...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: World Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/00438240600564987


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