Modern Human Origins—Distinguishing the Models

  title={Modern Human Origins—Distinguishing the Models},
  author={Chris B Stringer},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • C. Stringer
  • Published 1 June 2001
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Four models of modern human origins were described and discussed by Aiello (Aiello, L. (1993) American Anthropologist 95: 73–96. She distinguished them as the African Replacement Model, the African Hybridization and Replacement Model, the Assimilation Model, and the Multiregional Model. All of these models have been modified and refined following further research and development by their proponents, but this is now leading to some confusion in testing the models. Whereas developments of the… 

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