The evolution of modern human behavior in East Asia: Current perspectives

  title={The evolution of modern human behavior in East Asia: Current perspectives},
  author={C. Norton and J. Jin},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • C. Norton, J. Jin
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • Behavioral modernity is considered one of the defining characteristics separating modern humans from earlier hominin lineages. Over the course of the past two decades, the nature and origins of modern human behavior have been among the most debated topics in paleoanthropology. 1–7 There are currently two primary competing hypotheses regarding how and when modern human behavior arose. The first one, which we shall term the saltational model, argues that between 50–40 kya modern human behavior… CONTINUE READING
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