The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 10/19/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Two leading researchers make the controversial argument that the human species is still measurably evolving in important ways--in fact, faster than ever before.

Author Biography

Gregory Cochran is an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Utah. He lives in Albuquerque.

Henry Harpending holds the Thomas Chair as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Overview: Conventional Wisdomp. 1
The Neanderthal Withinp. 25
Agriculture: The Big Changep. 65
Consequences of Agriculturep. 85
Gene Flowp. 129
Expansionsp. 155
Medieval Evolution: How the Ashkenazi Jews Got their Smartsp. 187
Conclusionp. 225
Notesp. 229
Glossaryp. 243
Bibliographyp. 253
Creditsp. 267
Indexp. 269
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