Human origins : Out of Africa

@inproceedings{Tattersall2009HumanO,
  title={Human origins : Out of Africa},
  author={Ian Tattersall},
  year={2009}
}
Our species, Homo sapiens, is highly autapomorphic (uniquely derived) among hominids in the structure of its skull and postcranial skeleton. It is also sharply distinguished from other organisms by its unique symbolic mode of cognition. The fossil and archaeological records combine to show fairly clearly that our physical and cognitive attributes both first appeared in Africa, but at different times. Essentially modern bony conformation was established in that continent by the 200–150 Ka range… CONTINUE READING
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