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2 The earliest stages of hominin dispersal in Africa and Eurasia

Prehistory

Part I: The Peopling of the World during the Pleistocene

  1. Christine Hertler,
  2. Angela Bruch,
  3. Michael Märker

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm802

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Hertler, C., Bruch, A. and Märker, M. 2013. 2 The earliest stages of hominin dispersal in Africa and Eurasia. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter describes the earliest potential movements of hominins (proto-humans) within Africa, starting from almost 7 mya, and focusing on the genesis of Australopithecus and Homo and the dispersal of the latter into Eurasia soon after 2 mya. The emphasis here is on the fossil record.

Keywords:

  • Pleistocene;
  • human evolution;
  • Asia