Bones, Stones, and Molecules

Bones, Stones, and Molecules

"out of Africa" and Human Origins

Book - 2004
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"Bones, Stones and Molecules provides some of the best evidence for resolving the debate between the two hypotheses of human origins. The debate between the 'Out of Africa' model and the 'Multiregional' hypothesis is examined through the functional and developmental processes associated with the evolution of the human skull and face and focuses on the significance of the Australian record. The book analyzes important new discoveries that have occurred recently and examines evidence that is not available elsewhere. Cameron and Groves argue that the existing evidence supports a recent origin for modern humans from Africa. They also specifically relate these two theories to interpretations of the origins of the first Australians. The book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the fossil, archaeological and the molecular evidence, specifically as it relates to Asia, and Australia in particular." --Publisher description.
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9780121569334
0121569330
Branch Call Number: 569.9 C182b 2004
Characteristics: xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Groves, Colin P.

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