Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Sheilagh T. Brooks
Number of Pages
While the mixture of genes with those of European descent has been studied rather thoroughly, the African-Native-American-Asian-American admixture has not been as widely acknowledged or studied in the United States; Since shovel shaped incisors occur more frequently among Native Americans and Asians than other populations, and Carabelli's cusps occur in higher frequencies among those of European descent, a partial thrust of this paper is to study the frequencies of these anterior dental nonmetric traits in a sample of African Americans. However, before those results are addressed enthnographical/historical information on the following topics are discussed: African societies from which most African Americans came, the middle passage, the African diaspora once Africans reached the Americas, and African American relationships with Native Americans during and after slavery as well as African American interaction with Asian populations in what is now the United States. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).
Admixture; African; American; Ancestry; Dental; Ethnic; Patterns; Reflected
Physical anthropology; Ethnology--Study and teaching; Blacks; History; Blacks--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Taylor, Hellen Rudean, "Ethnic admixture in African American ancestry as reflected in dental patterns" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 190.