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Why did modern human populations disperse from Africa ca. 60,000 years ago? A new model.
  • P. Mellars
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 20 June 2006
Recent research has provided increasing support for the origins of anatomically and genetically "modern" human populations in Africa between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago, followed by a majorExpand
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A new radiocarbon revolution and the dispersal of modern humans in Eurasia
  • P. Mellars
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 23 February 2006
Radiocarbon dating has been fundamental to the study of human cultural and biological development over the past 50,000 yr. Two recent developments in the methodology of radiocarbon dating show thatExpand
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Going East: New Genetic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Modern Human Colonization of Eurasia
The pattern of dispersal of biologically and behaviorally modern human populations from their African origins to the rest of the occupied world between ∼60,000 and 40,000 years ago is at present aExpand
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Major Issues in the Emergence of Modern Humans
  • P. Mellars
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 June 1989
Discussion des origines biologiques et comportementales des populations humaines modernes : recherches sur la transition entre les populations " archaiques " et les populations " modernes " d'unExpand
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The impossible coincidence. A single‐species model for the origins of modern human behavior in Europe
Few topics in palaeoanthropology have generated more recent debate than the nature and causes of the remarkable transformation in human behavioral patterns that marked the transition from the MiddleExpand
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Genetic and archaeological perspectives on the initial modern human colonization of southern Asia
It has been argued recently that the initial dispersal of anatomically modern humans from Africa to southern Asia occurred before the volcanic “supereruption” of the Mount Toba volcano (Sumatra) atExpand
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The Human Revolution: Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Humans
This major interdisciplinary work developed from an international conference held at Cambridge University in 1987. Fifty-five of the world's leading authorities from the fields of anthropology,Expand
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Archeology and the dispersal of modern humans in Europe: Deconstructing the “Aurignacian”
Few would now dispute the reality of a major dispersal of anatomically and genetically modern human populations across Europe and western Asia centered broadly within the period from ca. 45,000 toExpand
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Neanderthals and the modern human colonization of Europe
  • P. Mellars
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 25 November 2004
The fate of the Neanderthal populations of Europe and western Asia has gripped the popular and scientific imaginations for the past century. Following at least 200,000 years of successful adaptationExpand
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The Neanderthal Problem Continued
L'A revient sur les conclusions d'un article sur la question de la coexistence de neandertaliens avec des hommes anatomiquement modernes et la supposee acculturation qui a du en resulter.
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