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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Dr Malcolm T. Smith

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology

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Biography

Current patterns of human evolution, inferred from genetic studies of contemporary British populations and predicted from historical demography, historical genetics, inbreeding, migration and distrubtion of surnames.

Research Interests

  • Current patterns of human evolution, inferred from genetic studies of contemporary British populations and predicted from historical demography
  • Historical genetics, inbreeding
  • Migration and the distribution of surnames

Selected Publications

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  • MacRaild, D.M. & Smith, M.T. (2012). Emigration and Migration, 1600-1945. In Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy and Society. Kennedy, L. & Ollerenshaw, P. Oxford University Press. 140-159.
  • Smith, M.T. & McRaild, D.M. (2010). The origins of the Irish in Northern England: an isonymic analysis of data from the 1881 census. In Irish Identities in Victorian Britain. Swift, R. & Gilley, S. Routledge.
  • Smith, M.T. (2003). Archival research in physical anthropology. In Human Biologists in the Archives. Herring, A. & Swedlund, A. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 311-335.
  • Smith, M.T. (2002). Human Biology and History: the scope and scale of interaction. In Human Biology and History. Smith, M.T. London: Taylor and Francis. 1-10.
  • Smith, M.T. (2002). Isonymy analysis: the potential for application of quantitative analysis of surname distributions to problems in historical research. In Human Biology and History. Smith, M.T. London: Taylor & Francis. Society for the Study of Human Biology 42: 112-133.
  • Smith, M.T. (2002). The inference of genetic structure and the micro-evolutionary process from the distribution and changing pattern of surnames. In Naming, Society and Regional Identity. Postles, D. Oxford: Leopard Head's Press. 25-45.
  • Smith, M.T. (2000). Modelling the economic and human costs of foundling care in the Azores, Portugal. In Abandoned Children. Panter-Brick, C. & Smith, M.T. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 57-69.
  • Smith, M.T. (2000). The potential of historical demography. In The Archaeology of the Mediterranean Landscape, 1. Reconstructing Past Population Trends in Mediterranean Europe (3000 BC-AD 1800). Bintliff, J. & Sbonias, K. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 145-152.
  • Smith, M.T. (1998). Genetic Adaptation. In Human Adaptation. Harrison, G.A. & Morphy, H. Oxford: Berg. 1-54.

Edited book

  • Smith, M.T. (2002). Human Biology and History. London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Panter-Brick, C. & Smith, M.T. (2000). Abandoned Children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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