Hrdlič̌ka's Aleutian population-replacement hypothesis: a radiometric evaluation

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator O'Rourke, Dennis H.
Other Author Coltrain, Joan Brenner; Hayes, M. Geoffrey
Title Hrdlič̌ka's Aleutian population-replacement hypothesis: a radiometric evaluation
Date 2006
Description In a 1945 monograph, Hrdlička argued that, at 1,000 BP, Paleo-Aleut people on Umnak Island were replaced by Neo-Aleut groups moving west along the island chain. His argument was based on cranial measurements of skeletal remains from Chaluka Midden and mummified remains from Kagamil and Ship Rock burial caves. By the 1980s, researchers had concluded that the transition demonstrated by Hrdlička, from a high oblong to a low-vaulted wide face, was merely one example of a global trend in cranial morphology and therefore population replacement had not occurred.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press - Journals
Volume 47
Issue 3
First Page 537
Last Page 548
Subject Population replacement; Paleo-Aleuts; Neo-Aleuts
Subject LCSH Aleuts; Burial; Aleutian Islands (Alaska) -- Antiquities; Prehistoric peoples -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Coltrain, J. B., Hayes, M. G., & O'Rourke, D. H. (2006). Hrdlič̌ka's Aleutian population-replacement hypothesis: a radiometric evaluation. Current Anthropology, 47(3), 537-48.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd1jzk
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