Why did modern human populations disperse from Africa ca. 60,000 years ago? A new model.

@article{Mellars2006WhyDM,
  title={Why did modern human populations disperse from Africa ca. 60,000 years ago? A new model.},
  author={Paul Mellars},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 25},
  pages={9381-6}
}
  • Paul Mellars
  • Published 2006 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
Recent research has provided increasing support for the origins of anatomically and genetically "modern" human populations in Africa between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago, followed by a major dispersal of these populations to both Asia and Europe sometime after ca. 65,000 before present (B.P.). However, the central question of why it took these populations approximately 100,000 years to disperse from Africa to other regions of the world has never been clearly resolved. It is suggested here that… CONTINUE READING
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