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Primatology Considerable work was done before World War II in comparative anatomy, paleontology, and the naturalistic behavior of primates. William King Gregory (1876–1970), a dedicated evolutionist, wrote on fish, birds, and mammals, but also on fossil primates and on human dentition. Adolph Schultz’s contributions to comparative primate anatomy have already been mentioned. An important publication from the late 1920s was the The Great Apes (Yerkes and Yerkes 1929), a compilation of knowledge up to that time, although almost nothing was known of primate natural history.
Blood group polymorphisms, PTC tasting, and lactase deficiency: see O’Rourke, Chapter 5). In addition, the application of genetics to the study of dental and skeletal variation has extended back in time our understanding of the operation of evolutionary forces in earlier human populations. These analyses have also shown that to compartmentalize human variation into discrete groups called “races” is incorrect (Caspari, Chapter 6). While biological anthropologists have long recognized that biological variation in humans cannot be categorized, the race concept is alive and well, both in the public sphere and in various areas of scientific investigation.
The record – both fossil and molecular – shows that these humans left Africa and migrated to Asia, then to Europe. By the very late Pleistocene, these early specimens of the modern Homo sapiens occupied a new frontier. Some authorities believe there was as complete replacement of the indigenous Neandertals by these newcomers, whereas others regard the phenomenon as an example of migration and gene flow, a kind of multiregional rise of modern humans. Smith argues that assimilation is the more likely development, whereby much of the anatomical variation we see in living humans in Europe and Asia derives from an African ancestor.