About Human Biology
Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.
Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. AAAG aims to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined, to facilitate communication and cooperation between individuals engaged in this field.
Current Issue: Volume 85, Issue 1 (2013) Special Issue on Revisiting the "Negrito" Hypothesis
From the Introduction
This special double issue of Human Biology resulted from a workshop, titled “Revisiting the ‘Negrito’ Hypothesis, an Inter-disciplinary Synthesis of the Prehistory of Southeast Asia,” which was convened by Human Biology in Paris during September 2012 after a chance conversation with the editor, Franz Manni, about a dormant idea to have a similar edition dedicated to African “pygmies.” I put it to him that the rainforest foragers of Southeast Asia equally deserved focused academic attention, and that a transdisciplinary approach to the subject would act as a platform from which to discuss human evolution outside of Africa in a broader perspective...
Open Access Articles
"Small Size" in the Philippine Human Fossil Record: Is It Meaningful for a Better Understanding of the Evolutionary History of the Negritos?
Florent Détroit, Julien Corny, Eusebio Z. Dizon, and Armand S. Mijares
Climate Change Influenced Female Population Sizes through Time across the Indonesian Archipelago
Elsa G. Guillot, Meryanne K. Tumonggor, Stephen Lansing, Herawati Sudoyo, and Murray P. Cox
The Andaman Islanders in a Regional Genetic Context: Reexamining the Evidence for an Early Peopling of the Archipelago from South Asia
Gyaneshwer Chaubey and Phillip Endicott
Admixture Patterns and Genetic Differentiation in Negrito Groups from West Malaysia Estimated from Genome-wide SNP Data
Timothy A. Jinam, Maude E. Phipps, Naruya Saitou, and The Hugo Pan-Asian SNP Consortium
Genetic Diversity of Four Filipino Negrito Populations from Luzon: Comparison of Male and Female Effective Population Sizes and Differential Integration of Immigrants into Aeta and Agta Communities
E Heyer, M Georges, M Pachner, and P Endicott
Mount Pinatubo, Inflammatory Cytokines, and the Immunological Ecology of Aeta Hunter-Gatherers
Robin M. Bernstein and Nathaniel J. Dominy
Evolution of the Pygmy Phenotype: Evidence of Positive Selection from Genome-wide Scans in African, Asian, and Melanesian Pygmies
Andrea Bamberg Migliano, Irene Gallego Romero, Mait Metspalu, Matthew Leavesley, Luca Pagani, Tiago Antao, Da-Wei Huang, Brad T. Sherman, Katharine Siddle, Clarissa Scholes, Georgi Hudjashov, Elton Kaitokai, Avis Babalu, Maggie Belatti, Alex Cagan, Bryony Hopkinshaw, Colin Shaw, Mari Nelis, Ene Metspalu, Reedik Mägi, Richard A. Lempicki, Richard Villems, Marta Mirazon Lahr, and Toomis Kivisild
Mountain Pygmies of Western New Guinea: A Morphological and Molecular Approach
M Tommaseo-Ponzetta, S Mona, F Calabrese, G Konrad, E Vacca, and M Attimonelli
Phenotypic Plasticity of Climbing-Related Traits in the Ankle Joint of Great Apes and Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers
Vivek V. Venkataraman, Thomas S. Kraft, Jeremy M. Desilva, and Nathaniel J. Dominy
Who Are the Philippine Negritos? Evidence from Language
Lawrence A. Reid
Time and Place in the Prehistory of the Aslian Languages
Michael Dunn, Nicole Kruspe, and Niclas Burenhult
Why Have the Peninsular "Negritos" Remained Distinct?
The Australian Barrineans and Their Relationship to Southeast Asian Negritos: An Investigation using Mitochondrial Genomics
Peter McAllister, Nano Nagle, and Robert John Mitchell