Archive for May, 2009

Melungeons, Redbones, and other U.S. Maroons (E3)

May 28th, 2009

Describes the many triracial communities that have lived scattered throughout the U.S. southeast since colonial times. Session E3 of a series of contemporary issues topics on “The Study of Racialism.”

The Heredity of “Racial” Traits (C3)

May 26th, 2009

Explains how the features that determine U.S. “racial” classification are inherited. Session C3 of a series of molecular anthropology topics.

Why Are Europeans White? (E1)

May 21st, 2009

Tells why northern Europeans are so oddly de-pigmented compared to everyone else on the globe. Session E1 of a series of topics on molecular anthropology included in my lectures on “The Study of Racialism.” The prior session, E5 discussed the migrations that carried our species around the globe in prehistoric times. This topic looks at later regional adaptations.