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Genetic and fossil evidence for the origin of modern humans.
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Genetic data on present human population relationships and data from the Pleistocene fossil hominid record are used to compare two contrasting models for the origin of modern humans. Expand
Modern human origins: progress and prospects.
  • C. Stringer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 April 2002
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It is concluded that a recent African origin can be supported for H. sapiens, morphologically, behaviourally and genetically, but that more evidence will be needed, both from Africa and elsewhere, before an absolute African origin for the authors' species and its behavioural characteristics can be established and explained. Expand
The 'human revolution' in lowland tropical Southeast Asia: the antiquity and behavior of anatomically modern humans at Niah Cave (Sarawak, Borneo).
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The Niah evidence demonstrates the sophisticated nature of the subsistence behavior developed by modern humans to exploit the tropical environments that they encountered in Southeast Asia, including rainforest. Expand
The earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in northwestern Europe
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It is shown, using stratigraphic, chronological and archaeological data, that a fragment of human maxilla from the Kent’s Cavern site, UK, dates to the earlier period, and represents the oldest known anatomically modern human fossil in northwestern Europe, fills a key gap between the earliest dated Aurignacian remains and the earliest human skeletal remains. Expand
The status of Homo heidelbergensis (Schoetensack 1908)
  • C. Stringer
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Evolutionary anthropology
  • 1 May 2012
The species Homo heidelbergensis is central to many discussions about recent human evolution. For some workers, it was the last common ancestor for the subsequent species Homo sapiens and HomoExpand
82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behavior
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Examples of perforated Nassarius gibbosulus shell beads from Grotte des Pigeons (Taforalt, Morocco), North Africa are reported on, implying an early distribution of bead-making in Africa and southwest Asia at least 40 millennia before the appearance of similar cultural manifestations in Europe. Expand
The Human Revolution: Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Humans
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No other work provides such an exhaustive and wide-ranging account of modern human origins on a world-wide scale and is the only book which integrates the remarkable new genetic evidence with the more conventional approaches of archaeologists and anthropologists. Expand
Using genetic evidence to evaluate four palaeoanthropological hypotheses for the timing of Neanderthal and modern human origins.
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The authors' mean date estimates are consistent with a process of genetic divergence within an ancestral population, commencing approximately 410-440 ka, and suggest that a reappraisal of key elements in the Pleistocene hominin fossil record may now be required. Expand
The thermal history of human fossils and the likelihood of successful DNA amplification.
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It is argued that the thermal history of a fossil is a key parameter for the survival of biomolecules and a better understanding of aDNA survival would enable research to focus on material with greater chances of successful amplification, thus preventing the unnecessary loss of material and valuable researcher time. Expand
A geometric morphometric study of regional differences in the ontogeny of the modern human facial skeleton †
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It is concluded that population‐specific facial morphologies develop principally through distinctions in facial shape probably already present at birth and further accentuated and modified to variable degrees during growth. Expand
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