Bones, Stones and Molecules: "Out of Africa" and Human by David W. Cameron, Colin P. Groves

By David W. Cameron, Colin P. Groves

Bones, Stones and Molecules offers the very best facts for resolving the talk among the 2 hypotheses of human origins. the controversy among the 'Out of Africa' version and the 'Multiregional' speculation is tested in the course of the practical and developmental approaches linked to the evolution of the human cranium and face and makes a speciality of the importance of the Australian checklist. The ebook analyzes vital new discoveries that experience happened lately and examines proof that's not to be had in different places. Cameron and Groves argue that the present facts helps a contemporary beginning for contemporary people from Africa. additionally they particularly relate those theories to interpretations of the origins of the 1st Australians. The booklet presents an updated interpretation of the fossil, archaeological and the molecular proof, in particular because it pertains to Asia, and Australia specifically.

* comfortably available to the layperson and professional
* presents concise insurance of present medical evidence
* offers a strong computer-generated version of human speciation over the past 7 million years
* good illustrated with figures and images of vital fossil specimens
* offers a synthesis of serious ape and human evolution

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However, given their suggested specific status (if correct) this would result in no offspring or in offspring that were unable to reproduce, though this may be a misunderstanding of the “reproductive isolation” model of species. Given the spatial and temporal overlap of Neanderthals and modern H. sapiens, as well as recent molecular studies (see Chapter 9), is it reasonable to suggest that there was little or no interaction between these “distinct” roaming groups, other than violence? 26 Chapter 1 Introduction Initially, the hypothesis that modern humans originated in Africa was based on the available fossil and archaeological evidence (Bräuer, 1984, 1989).

Duane Gish, like Jack Cuozzo, believes that Neanderthalers and their ilk are “descendants of post-Flood man” because the deposits in which they have been found are Pleistocene, “believed to be post-Flood” (by whom? Ah yes, we forgot: by Gish). ), because Noah, from whom we are all to have descended, had access to “ocean-liner technology” (so said John Mackay in 1984). Peoples who today use (or until recently have been using) a stone technology have degenerated: “The current status of the races .

Cartmill (1992) suggests that these characteristics evolved as a result of the predatory nature of the archaic primates, for stereoscopic vision is usually observed in predator species that rely on vision to detect their prey, though undoubtedly increased stereoscopic vision would be an excellent exaptation for leaping behavior in primates (Crompton, 1995), or perhaps it was the other way round, that is, exaptation for predator behavior. Conversely, Cartmill notes that most arboreal nonprimate species are not defined by orbital convergence and, in addition, are defined by having claws on their digits to assist in climbing.

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