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The Diversity of Indigenous People By S.O.Y. Keita Department of Biological Anthropology Oxford University
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Africa’s Diversity 1. The living people of the African continent are diverse in facial characteristics, stature, skin color, hair form, genetics, and other characteristics. No one set of characteristics is more African than another. 2. There is a stereotyped image in the minds of many people about what a “real” African looks like, or what characteristics can be “authentically” African.
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Africa’s Diversity Cont’d 1. Stereotyped concepts of African human biology seem to persist because of a failure to integrate the facts of paleontology, genetics, and ecology into an interpretive framework based on evolutionary principles. 2. Human beings have not evolved into distinct non-overlapping types at some point in the past.
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Africa’s Diversity Cont’d 1. Modern Homo sapiens have lived in Africa longer than anywhere else, which means that more random genetic mutations have accumulated in Africa. 2.
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