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Human Evolution: Radiations in the Last 300 000 Years

  1. Osbjorn M Pearson

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001649.pub2

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Pearson, O. M. 2008. Human Evolution: Radiations in the Last 300 000 Years. eLS. .

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  1. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008

Abstract

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) evolved from Homo heidelbergensis in the last 300 000 years. H. sapiens subsequently spread throughout the world; all other hominins disappeared. The Out of Africa and multiregional models offer different explanations for this pattern.

Keywords:

  • Homo sapiens;
  • Neanderthals;
  • Homo erectus;
  • out of Africa model;
  • multiregional evolution