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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT101H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Semester
Spring

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Anthro lecture Jan 15th Biology and Evolution Modern Synthetic Theory: – human diversity seen as the result of microevolutionary forces- small changes in allele frequencies acting on the human gene pool – the coming together of mandolin genetics and the ideas of natural selection by darwin = modern synthetic theory – also the beginnings of population genetics – important because now anthropologists focus on differences in and between populations – Microevolution – its the small increments Vs. Macroevolution – appearance of new species due to many generational changes in allele frequencies – how new species are created Evolutionary Forces acting on a population: – Mutation – copying mistakes during cell division leading to new alleles through gene alteration – chance event – some kind of copying or genetic mistake – Genetic Drift – chance fluctuations of the allele fr
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