Modern Human Origins: The ‘Out of Africa’ Debate
Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Relethford, J. H. 2008. Modern Human Origins: The ‘Out of Africa’ Debate. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
Anthropologists continue to debate on the evolutionary origin of modern humans. Although most researchers agree that anatomically modern humans originated in Africa between 150 000 and 200 000 years ago, there is still debate over whether this was a speciation event that replaced other human populations outside of Africa, or whether there was genetic mixture.
- human evolution;
- Homo sapiens;