Modern human origins: progress and prospects.

  title={Modern human origins: progress and prospects.},
  author={Chris B Stringer},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={357 1420},
  • C. Stringer
  • Published 29 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
The question of the mode of origin of modern humans (Homo sapiens) has dominated palaeoanthropological debate over the last decade. This review discusses the main models proposed to explain modern human origins, and examines relevant fossil evidence from Eurasia, Africa and Australasia. Archaeological and genetic data are also discussed, as well as problems with the concept of 'modernity' itself. It is concluded that a recent African origin can be supported for H. sapiens, morphologically… 

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