"Archaeology, Language, and History should be read by all serious students of human evolution and genetic diversity--areas revolutionized by an infusion of molecular genetics....This book makes it clear that human population geneticists have much to learn from linguistics and anthropologists and need to reevaluate their assumptions about the role of language in human history and population structure. Given that the Human Genome Project now embraces studies of human genetic variation as one of its top priorities, this book is both timely and important--so read and learn!"-Alan R. Templeton Professor of Biology & Genetics Washington University, St. Louis, MO
A discussion of the complex issues and theoretical arguments regarding whether race, language and culture go together. The essays seek to show that we should stop thinking that they do go together, and why we should be wary of the belief that people come from different biological lineages.