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From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] MRCA Estimates
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:15:22 -0500
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Here's the citation:



AU: Jack N. Fenner
TI: Cross-cultural estimation of the human generation interval for use in genetics-based population divergence studies
SO: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
VL: 128
NO: 2
PG: 415-423
YR: 2005
CP: Copyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
ON: 1096-8644
PN: 0002-9483
AD: Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20188
US: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20188




Steve




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> Says Jack Fenner:
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> http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/110433666/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
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> 31-32 years on average for men. This is pretty consistent with SMGF's findings.
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> Steven Bird, DMA
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> > Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 01:30:27 -0600
> > From:
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [DNA] MRCA Estimates
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> > See this article for an overview:
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> > http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=11152
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> > Several people on their own commented about their own genealogies and said
> > they had found similar results.
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> > The article is often cited:
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> > *Am. J. Hum. Genet. 66:651–658, 2000*
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> > "For the same proportion of paternal lineages, the mean interval length was
> > 31–38 years (mean for all lineages: 35.0 years)."
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> > I have also seen a study of Virginians in the 18th c. The results were
> > similar.
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> > Bob Stafford
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> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Anatole Klyosov <>wrote:
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> > > I do know exactly what I am talking about. Do you?
> > >
> > > If so, would you care to give here the "observed value" of a length of a
> > > generation? And, by the way, who "observed" it? You? How about the next guy?
> > >
> > > Anatole Klyosov
> > >
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