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Multiregional model

Definition

noun

A scientific model advocated by Milford Wolpoff that attempts to explain the origin of modern human beings. It holds that humans originated in more than one site in contrast to the theory that humans originated from only a single site, which is Africa.


Supplement

This theory is based on fossil records (i.e. skeletal remains of modern Homo sapiens found in Asia and Africa) and genomic data.


Variant(s):

  • multiregional hypothesis
  • multiregional evolution model

Also called:

  • regional continuity model

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Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory

I know Multiregional theory support has died down, but am curious to see which theory you support ... Personally I find Out Of Africa to be a better theory in many aspects, although the model still has flaws causing contradictions to arise, such as DNA evidence suggesting Homo ...

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by sympallopatric
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory
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