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Past and present evidence of interethnic mating

Current developments in anthropological genetics3 • Published In 1984 • Pages: 95-114

By: Kerns, Virginia.

Abstract
Nineteenth century travelers and twentieth century ethnographers have characterized the Black Caribs as an endogamous population. In this article, Kerns questions those observations and examines the evidence for interethnic mating found in past census data (1861 and 1881) and in her own data gathered from three Belize villages. She concludes that interethnic mating was common and that the Black Carib population was never a genetical isolate; and is not today. The appearance of an endogamous population may have more to do with socialization and the transmission of ethnicity among the Black Caribs.
Subjects
Ethnic stratification
Regulation of marriage
Inter-ethnic relations
culture
Garifuna
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central America
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Social Scientist-4,5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2003
Coverage Date
1861-1975
Coverage Place
Belize
Notes
Virginia Kerns
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-114)
LCCN
84643380
LCSH
Garifuna (Caribbean people)