9. What was Darwin's "important insight" about race-consciousness?
10. What is polygeny, and why did theists and biologists object to it?
11. Anthropology in the early 20th century was overtly political with respect to what programs and policies?
12. Which evolutionist contributed to the growth of the eugenics movement?
13. A Sumerian creation myth says the gods overindulged in imbibing what?
14. Archaeological evidence suggests that Polynesians undertook an epic sea journey to where, within the past 4,000 years?
15. Only a few hundred generations ago we were all what?
16. What happened simultaneously around the world, around 10,000 years ago?
17. By adopting agriculture, Neolithic humans initiated what developments leading to modern civilization?
18. Over half of what male population shows evidence of a massive expansion in the past 10,000 years?
19. What transformative shift in thinking may have occurred in just a few generations?
20. Whose explanation for linguistic diversity presaged Darwin by over 60 years?
21. The rich vocabulary for horses and wheeled vehicles in all languages suggests what?
22. What model for how the Indo-European languages came to India appears to be true?
23. Who speak a language unrelated to any other?
24. What unique genetic link arose from a second migration into the Americas between 5-10,000 years ago?
25. What social quirk produces what Y-chromosome pattern?
- Spencer Wells says genetics provides a map of our wanderings as a species "from our birthplace in Africa... to the present day - and beyond." How do you think a knowledge of past migrations helps inform our understanding of the future?
- COMMENT: "The really vital question for us all is, What is this world going to be? What is life eventually to make of itself?" William James, Pragmatism
- Do you feel yourself to be vitally connected with ancestors, contemporaries, and descendants? Are we all links in a chain of genetics and culture? Does our day-to-day life reinforce or subvert a sense of connection? Why does this matter?
James F. Hollifield. “Governing Migration.” In Kavita R. Khory, ed. Global Migration: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 183-209.
Andrei Korobkov and Zhanna Zaionchkovskaia. “Russian Brain Drain: Myths and Reality.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies Special Issue on Disintegration of the Soviet Union. Twenty Years Later. Assessment. Quo Vadis? Richard Sakwa and Andrey Kazantsev, eds., vol. 45, no. 3-4, September-December 2012, 327-41.
Akraham Kahn. Bahok