John Relethford

Education

PhD State University of New York, Albany, 1980

About

Distinguished teaching professor of anthropology, SUNY College at Oneonta; adjunct professor, Binghamton University; human population genetics, human biological variation, modern human origins, statistical methods. (Not in residence)

Contact

relethjh@oneonta.edu

Research interests

Primary research interests are in anthropological genetics, particularly the use of genetic/phenotypic data in reconstructing population history. Much of his work falls into four areas: 1) the use of genetic/phenotypic data for reconstructing historical and geographic influences on global patterns of human variation; 2) the use of genetic data and models for studies of the origin of modern humans over the past 150,000 years; 3) the use of phenotypic data in reconstructing the population history of Ireland; and 4) the development of models and methods in human population genetics.

Selected bibliography (last 5 years)

Harding RM and Relethford JH (2008) Human populations: Origins and evolution (version 2.0). In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK. http://www.els.net

Relethford JH (2008) Genetic evidence and the modern human origins debate. Heredity 100:555-563.

Relethford JH (2008) Geostatistics and spatial analysis in biological anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 136:1-10.

Relethford JH (2008) The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology. 7th edition. New York: McGraw Hill.

Relethford JH (2008) Genetic variation among populations. In Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Volume 2. JH Moore, Editor in Chief. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, pp. 29-34.

Relethford JH (2008) Modern human origins: The "Out of Africa" debate (version 2.0). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK.

(2008) Review of Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Approaches in Anthropology and Prehistory, ed. by CP Lipo, MJ O'Brien, M Collard, and SJ Sheehan. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 136:243-244.

(2008) Review of The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE, by I Tattersall. PaleoAnthropology 2008:251-252.

Young K, Relethford JH, Crawford MH (2008) Postfamine stature and socioeconomic status in Ireland. American Journal of Human Biology 20:726-731.

Relethford JH (2007) Population genetics and paleoanthropology. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Vol. 1: Principles, Methods and Approaches. W Henke and I Tattersall, eds. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 621-641.

Relethford JH (2007) The use of quantitative traits in anthropological genetic studies of population structure and history. In Anthropological Genetics: Theory, Methods and Applications. MH Crawford, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 187-209.

Mielke JH, Konigsberg LW, and Relethford JH (2006) Human Biological Variation. New York: Oxford University Press.

Relethford JH (2006) Intelligent design theory. General Anthropology (Bulletin of the General Anthropology Division, American Anthropological Association) 13(1):4-5

(2006) Review of Handbook of Evolution, Volume 2: The Evolution of Living Systems (including Hominids), ed. by FM Wuketits and FJ Ayala. American Journal of Human Biology 18:869-870.

Relethford JH (2005) The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology. 6th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Walker RB, Morey DF, Relethford JH (2005) Early and Mid-Holocene dogs in southeastern North America: Examples from Dust Cave. Southeastern Archaeology (in press).

(2005) Review of When Biology and Culture Collide: Why we are Stressed, Depressed, and Self-Obsessed, by E.O. Smith. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 126:229-230.

Eller E, Hawks J and Relethford JH (2004) Local extinction and recolonization, species effective population size, and modern human origins. Human Biology 76:689-709.

Relethford JH (2004) Boas and beyond: Migration and craniometric variation. American Journal of Human Biology 16:379-386.

Relethford JH (2004) Global patterns of isolation by distance based on genetic and morphological data. Human Biology 76:499-513.

Relethford JH (2004) Modern human origins: The "Out of Africa" debate. In: Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (http://www.els.net). London: Nature Publishing Group.

(2004) Review of The Delphic Boat: What Genomes Tell Us, by A. Danchin. Human Biology 76:492-493.

(2004) Review of Human Biology of Pastoral Populations, ed. by WR Leonard and MH Crawford. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 124:382-383.

(2004) Review of Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples & Disease by MA Jobling, M Hurles and C Tyler-Smith. Human Genomics 1:317-318.

(2004) Review of The Delphic Boat: What Genomes Tell Us, by A. Danchin. Human Biology 76:492-493.

(2004) Review of Human Biology of Pastoral Populations, ed. by WR Leonard and MH Crawford. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 124:382-383.

(2004) Review of Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples & Disease by MA Jobling, M Hurles and C Tyler-Smith. Human Genomics 1:317-318.

 

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