About the Author
G.W. LASKER is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. He has engaged in field work in China, Mexico, Peru and the United States and is a past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and of the Human Biology Council. His book SURNAMES AND GENETIC STRUCTURE (Cambridge University Press) is a standard work on the subject.
C.G.N. MASCIE-TAYLOR is Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He has conducted studies of the genetic and ecological determinants of various psychological and biological human traits. His recent research has been of human response to food shortages in the Sudan and in Bangladesh, and also a study of childhood asthma in Britain.