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Cross-cultural estimation of the human generation interval...
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (via Wiley InterScience) ^ | Received: 28 March 2004; Accepted: 25 August 2004 | Jack N. Fenner

Posted on 04/03/2005 9:14:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

...for use in genetics-based population divergence studies. Abstract: The length of the human generation interval is a key parameter when using genetics to date population divergence events. However, no consensus exists regarding the generation interval length, and a wide variety of interval lengths have been used in recent studies. This makes comparison between studies difficult, and questions the accuracy of divergence date estimations. Recent genealogy-based research suggests that the male generation interval is substantially longer than the female interval, and that both are greater than the values commonly used in genetics studies. This study evaluates each of these hypotheses in a broader cross-cultural context, using data from both nation states and recent hunter-gatherer societies. Both hypotheses are supported by this study; therefore, revised estimates of male, female, and overall human generation interval lengths are proposed. The nearly universal, cross-cultural nature of the evidence justifies using these proposed estimates in Y-chromosomal, mitochondrial, and autosomal DNA-based population divergence studies.

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1 posted on 04/03/2005 9:14:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 04/03/2005 9:15:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated my FreeRepublic profile on Friday, March 25, 2005.)
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Biological generations are one thing, social generations another. In physics, the generation seems to be about 50 years.

3 posted on 04/03/2005 9:18:31 PM PDT by RightWhale (50 trillion sovereign cells working together in relative harmony)
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4 posted on 04/03/2005 10:42:02 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (The radical secularization of America is happening)
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To: SunkenCiv

Might have posted the meat rather than the sizzle. What IS the generational interval that is proposed?

5 posted on 04/04/2005 8:18:37 AM PDT by wildbill
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I'm just a sizzle tease I guess.

6 posted on 04/04/2005 9:08:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated my FreeRepublic profile on Friday, March 25, 2005.)
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