The Bauu Institute: An environmental, psychological, and social science research and publishing firm
The Bauu Institute, located in Boulder, Colorado, has been conducting innovative research in the environmental, psychological, and social sciences since 1998. Bauu Press, the publishing arm of the institute, publishes award-winning books on a variety of timely topics.
Respect for the Ancestors
In this eagerly awaited book, the cultural anthropologist Peter N. Jones brings fifteen years and over twenty-five projects to bear on one of the more controversial questions in contemporary American anthropology and American Indian studies. Are contemporary American Indian tribes of the American West culturally affiliated with the people who crossed over from Asia over 10,000 years ago? Have American Indians in the Plateau and Great Basin lived in their homeland for thousands of years as their oral traditions affirm? These are some of the questions he considers in Respect for the Ancestors.
American Indian mtDNA, Y Chromosome Genetic Data, and the Peopling of the Americas
The field of molecular anthropology has grown in recent years with the advent of new methodologies and theoretical assumptions. The field has been particularly insightful in helping understand the initial peopling of North America. In this book, Peter N. Jones discussed the field of molecular anthropology and its insights into the peopling of North America, examining in detail mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic data.
Written in a clear, readable fashion, the author gives an overview of the topic for researchers, graduate students, and other professionals who are interested in this exciting new area of inquiry and the possibilities it holds for such contentious issues as biological affiliation, the peopling of North America, and historic population movements.