The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2015)


Session 5. Thinking anthropologically about genetics. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Bridget FB. Algee-Hewitt

March 26, 2015 , Gateway Ballroom 2 Add to calendar

At its roots, Anthropology is a holistic science. Recently, however, the opposing forces of abundant data and increased specialization pose a challenge to scholars who want to contextualize their research within the larger discourse of population sciences.  This is leading to less interaction and overlapping knowledge between researchers working on the same questions with different methods and data types.  This symposium addresses this problem for the study of population history and dynamics.  We argue that rather than partitioning our questions by field or data type, it is more productive to focus on ways to integrate multiple lines of evidence towards a coherent and satisfying story. The goal of this symposium is twofold.  First, we aim to bring together researchers who exemplify a holistic approach, integrating multiple data types, for an audience that represents the many facets of biological anthropology. Second, we hope to start a mutually beneficial discussion between geneticists and researchers from other branches of anthropology working on similar questions.  There will be two general groups of posters.  First, those by geneticists looking for input from specialists in a range of fields, such as paleoanthropology, forensics, and primatology, and second, work that analyzes genetic data jointly with anatomical, archeological, ethnographic or linguistic data to study complex ideas that cannot be solved by one perspective, method, or dataset alone.  To demonstrate the breadth of potential for this kind of integrative work, talks will cover a range of complex topics that support multicomponent approaches, such as the peopling of the Americas, linguistic and genetic co-evolution, and the interplay of demography with forensic identification. 

None Add to calendar High altitude adaptation and adaptive introgression in humans. Rasmus Nielsen.
None Add to calendar The Impact of Hierarchical and Gene Flow Processes on Patterns of Regional Genetic Diversity. Keith Hunley, Graciela Cabana, Jeffrey Long.
None Add to calendar Studying modern human migrations with integrated analyses of genetic and linguistic data. Sohini Ramachandran, Nicole Creanza, Merritt Ruhlen, Trevor J. Pemberton, Noah A. Rosenberg, Marcus W. Feldman.
None Add to calendar Studying the evolutionary history of Native North Americans. Ripan S. Malhi.
Discussion: Lyle Konigsberg
1 Add to calendar A Multi‐Component Analysis of Mexican Variation with Forensic Implications. Cris E. Hughes, Bridget F.B. Algee-Hewitt.
2 Add to calendar Withdrawn. A Synthesis of Archaeological and Mitochondrial Genome Data at the Eva Site. Frankie L. Pack, John Lindo, Ripan S. Malhi, Graciela S. Cabana.
3 Add to calendar The integration of genetic and phenotypic data to better understand human and non-human primate limb morphology. Brannon I. Hulsey, Benjamin M. Auerbach, Lorena M. Havill, Charles C. Roseman, Graciela S. Cabana.
4 Add to calendar Evidence for the peopling of South America: archeological and genetic perspectives. Amy Goldberg, Alexis M. Mychajliw, Delaney Sztraicher, Elizabeth A. Hadly.
5 Add to calendar Population Structure in the United States: Using Forensic Data Bank Cases to Link Craniometric, Genetic and Social Information. Bridget FB. Algee-Hewitt.
6 Add to calendar Parallel trajectories of genetic and linguistic admixture in Cape Verde. Ethan M. Jewett, Paul Verdu, Trevor J. Pemberton, Noah A. Rosenberg, Marlyse Baptista.
7 Add to calendar A synthesis of genotype and phenotype reveals the multi-causal nature and complexity of human cranial evolution. Charles C. Roseman, Gabriel F. Kuhlman.
8 Add to calendar Skin, hair, and iris pigmentation: quantifying phenotype and identifying genetic loci associated with variation in diverse populations. Heather L. Norton, Melissa Edwards, Elizabeth Werren, Esteban J. Parra.
9 Add to calendar Use of high-throughput sequencing to investigate white-faced capuchin prey choice. Elizabeth K. Mallott, Elizabeth Clausing, Ripan S. Malhi.
10 Add to calendar Phenotypic inference from ancient DNA. Iain Mathieson, Wolfgang Haak, Nick Patterson, Swapan Mallick, Bastien Llamas, Nadin Rohland, Eadaoin Harney, Suzanne Nordenfeldt, Kristin Stewardson, Iosif Lazaridis, Joseph Pickrell, Alan Cooper, Guido Brandt, Nicole Nicklisch, Harald Meller, Kurt W. Alt, David Reich.
11 Add to calendar Examining Fingerprint Identification Through an Anthropological Lens. Nichole A. Fournier, Ann H. Ross.
12 Add to calendar The Impact of Local Mate Exchange and Founder Effects on Global Patterns of Mitochondrial Genomic Variation. Graciela S. Cabana, Keith Hunley.
13 Add to calendar Beyond the Mantel test: phylogenetic mixed models and human cranial form as a multivariate response. David C. Katz, Mark N. Grote, Timothy D. Weaver.
14 Add to calendar Reconstructing the Effects of European Contact on North Slope Iñupiat Populations Through Genetic, Archaeological, and Ethnohistoric Research. Jennifer Raff, Aida Miro-Herrans, Anne Jensen, Margarita Rzhetskaya, Loren Armstrong, M. Geoffrey Hayes, Deborah Bolnick.
15 Add to calendar A case study on the multiple components of identity. Alyssa C. Bader, Ripan S. Malhi.