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Patterns of human variation the demography, genetics, and phenetics of Bougainville islanders by Jonathan Scott Friedlaender

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English



  • Papua New Guinea,
  • Bougainville Island.


  • Anthropometry -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island,
  • Human population genetics -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island,
  • Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island,
  • Phenetics -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island

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StatementJonathan Scott Friedlaender.
LC ClassificationsGN58.B68 F74
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 252 p. :
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5055382M
ISBN 100674658558
LC Control Number74017858

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