Out of Africa: modern human origins special feature: middle and later Pleistocene hominins in Africa and Southwest Asia.

@article{Rightmire2009OutOA,
  title={Out of Africa: modern human origins special feature: middle and later Pleistocene hominins in Africa and Southwest Asia.},
  author={G Philip Rightmire},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 38},
  pages={
          16046-50
        }
}
Approximately 700,000 years ago, Homo erectus in Africa was giving way to populations with larger brains accompanied by structural adjustments to the vault, cranial base, and face. Such early Middle Pleistocene hominins were not anatomically modern. Their skulls display strong supraorbital tori above projecting faces, flattened frontals, and less parietal expansion than is the case for Homo sapiens. Postcranial remains seem also to have archaic features. Subsequently, some groups evolved… CONTINUE READING

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