Beyond multiregional and simple out-of-Africa models of human evolution

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Scerri, Eleanor M. L.; Chikhi, Lounès; Thomas, Mark G.
Year of Publication: 2019
Journal: Nature Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 3
Issue: 10
Pagination: 1370 - 1372
Date Published: 2019/10/01
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 2397-334X

The past half century has seen a move from a multiregionalist view of human origins to widespread acceptance that modern humans emerged in Africa. Here the authors argue that a simple out-of-Africa model is also outdated, and that the current state of the evidence favours a structured African metapopulation model of human origins.

Short Title: Nature Ecology & Evolution