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5 Early Old World migrations of Homo sapiens: archaeology

Prehistory

Part I: The Peopling of the World during the Pleistocene

  1. Peter Hiscock

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm806

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Hiscock, P. 2013. 5 Early Old World migrations of Homo sapiens: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter complements chapter 4 by focusing on the cultural evidence for the origins and dispersal of early Homo sapiens. It points out that the dispersal of modern humans across the Old World was not so clearly marked in the archaeological record as some earlier models suggested, especially those focused only on Africa, the Near East, and Europe.

Keywords:

  • Pleistocene;
  • archaeology;
  • Africa, Asia