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Human Biology

The Official Publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics

Edited by Ripan S. Malhi and Brian M. Kemp

Subjects: Anthropology, Genetics

Published four times per year
ISSN 0018-7143
E-ISSN 1534-6617

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he American Association of Anthropological Genetics

Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.
Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. AAAG aims to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined, to facilitate communication and cooperation between individuals engaged in this field.

Human Biology Volume 87 Issue 1 (Winter 2015)


Hemochromatosis: Niche Construction and the Genetic Domino Effect in the European Neolithic
John M. McCullough, Kathleen M. Heath, and Alexis M. Smith

Low Mitochondrial DNA Diversity in an Ancient Population from China: Insight
Yu Dong, Chunxiang Li, Fengshi Luan, Zhenguang Li, Hongjie Li, Yinqiu Cui, Hui Zhou, and Ripan S. Malhi

Identification of Whole Mitochondrial Genomes from Venezuela and Implications on Regional Phylogenies in South America
Esther J. Lee and Andrew Merriwether

Genetic Admixture and Flavor Preferences: Androstenone Sensitivity in Malagasy Populations
Harilanto Razafindrazaka, Aurore Monnereau, Dina Razafindrazaka, Laure Tonasso, Stephanie Schiavinato, Jean-Aimé Rakotoarisoa, Chantal Radimilahy, Thierry Letellier, and Denis Pierron 

Microdemographic Determinants of Population Recovery Among the Northern Ache
Jack D. Baker, Jr. 

Mitochondrial DNA Suggests a Western Eurasian origin for Ancient (Proto-) Bulgarians
D.V. Nesheva, S Karachanak-Yankova, M Lari, Y Yordanov, A Galabov, David Caramelli, and Draga Toncheva


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Issue 87.2, Spring 2015

Evolution and Otitis Media: A Review, and a Model to Explain High Prevalence in Indigenous Populations
Mahmood F. Bhutta

Mongolians in the Genetic Landscape of Central Asia: Exploring the Genetic Relations among Mongolians and Other World Populations
Jane E. Brissenden, Judith R. Kidd, Balgalmaa Evsanaa, Ariunaa Togtokh, Andrew J. Pakstis, Fancoise Friedlaender, Kenneth K. Kidd, and Janet M. Roscoe

Originis of an Unmarked Georgia Cemetery Using Ancient DNA Analysis
Andrew T. Ozga, Raul Y. Tito, Brian M. Kemp, Hugh Matternes, Alexandra Obregon-Tito, Leslie Neal, and Cecil M. Lewis, Jr.

Influence of Changes in Political Barriers and of Geographis Distance on Kinship Inferred from Surnames and Migration Data in Olivenza (Spain) and Surrounding Portuguese Areas
J. Roman-Busto

Issue 87.3, Summer 2015

Cultural Incubators and Spread of Innovation
Enrico R. Crema and Mark W. Lake

So You Think You Can Model? A Guide to Building and Evaluating Archaeological Simulation Models of Dispersals
Iza Romanowska

Inference of Cultural Transmission Modes Based on Incomplete Information
Bryan Wilder and Anne Kandler

Does Environmental Knowledge Inhibit Hominin Dispersal?
Colin D. Wren and Andre Costopoulos

Issue 87.4, Fall 2015

Racial Experience as an Alternative Operationalization of Race
Jada Benn Torres and Gabrield A. Torres Colón 

Interaction of Alu Polymorphisms and Novel Measures of Discrimination in Association with Blook Pressure in African Americans Living in Tallahassee
Alexis C. Boulter, Jackyn Quinlan, Aida T. Miro-Herrans, Laurel N. Pearson, Nubiana L. Todd, Clarence C. Gravlee, and Connie J. Mulligan



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February October 15
May January 15
August April 15
November July 15


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The following issues are available in print:



85.6: From Generation to Generation: The Genetics of Jewish Populations
85.1-3: Revisiting the "Negrito" Hypothesis

84.5: In Memoriam: Robert R. Sokal (1926–2012)

83.2: Integrating Genetic and Cultural Evolutionary Approaches to Language

82.5-6: Origins of the Populations of the Aleutian Islands

81.5-6: Honor of the 80th Anniversary of Human Biology: The Gabriel W. Lasker Award Winners, 19922008
81.2-3: Demography and Cultural Macroevolution