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The phylogeography of Y chromosome binary haplotypes and the origins of modern human populations
A set of unique event polymorphisms associated with the non‐recombining portion of the Y‐chromosome (NRY) addresses this issue by providing evidence concerning successful migrations originating from Africa, which can be interpreted as subsequent colonizations, differentiations and migrations overlaid upon previous population ranges. Expand
Developmental plasticity and human health
A fuller understanding of patterns of human plasticity in response to early nutrition and other environmental factors will have implications for the administration of public health. Expand
An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia
It is shown that Aboriginal Australians are descendants of an early human dispersal into eastern Asia, possibly 62,000 to 75,000 years ago, which is separate from the one that gave rise to modern Asians 25, thousands of years ago. Expand
Multiple dispersals and modern human origins
There is no clear rubicon of modern Homo sapiens, and that multiple dispersals occurred from a morphologically variable population in Africa, so pre‐existing African diversity is crucial to the way human diversity developed outside Africa. Expand
Towards a theory of modern human origins: geography, demography, and diversity in recent human evolution.
  • M. Lahr, R. Foley
  • Geography, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1998
It is argued that the Neanderthal and modern lineages share a common ancestor in an African population between 350,000 and 250,000 years ago rather than in the earlier Middle Pleistocene; this ancestral population, which developed mode 3 technology (Levallois/Middle Stone Age), dispersed across Africa and western Eurasia in a warmer period prior to independent evolution towards Neanderthals and modern humans in stage 6. Expand
Mode 3 Technologies and the Evolution of Modern Humans
The origins and evolution of modern humans has been the dominant interest in palaeoanthropology for the last decade, and much archaeological interpretation has been structured around the variousExpand
Early Divergent Strains of Yersinia pestis in Eurasia 5,000 Years Ago
The oldest direct evidence of Yersinia pestis identified by ancient DNA in human teeth from Asia and Europe dating from 2,800 to 5,000 years ago is reported and is found to be at least two times older than previous estimates. Expand
Ecology and energetics of encephalization in hominid evolution.
  • R. Foley, P. C. Lee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 November 1991
Consideration of energetic costs of brain allow the prediction of growth rates in hominid taxa and an examination of the implications for life-history strategy and foraging behaviour. Expand