Humans: Demographic History
Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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How to Cite
Harpending, H. 2007. Humans: Demographic History. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
The genome of our species preserves a record of population dynamics – changes in size and of subdivision into partially isolated demes. Genetic data have revealed that our humans arose from a small population, with as few as several thousand members, during the last interglacial period. Since then, we have spread rapidly over the earth.
- modern human origins;
- Bushman model;
- Yanomami model;
- population growth;
- demographic history;