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Out of Africa model

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noun

A scientific model that attempts to explain the origin of modern humans. According to this theory, anatomically modern humans have a single origin, i.e. human evolution started solely in Africa about 60,000 years ago. The early modern humans in due course replaced other hominid populations (such as Neanderthals) when they began to spread to different regions of the world.


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Variant:

  • Recent Out-of-Africa model

Synonym(s):

  • recent single-origin hypothesis (RSOH)
  • Replacement Hypothesis
  • Noah's ark model
  • Recent African Origin model
  • African replacement model
  • recent African origin of modern humans

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Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory

... theory you support and why. 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 ...

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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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Views: 1746

Elephant: The First Primate?

... monkey species split off from the elephant without ever crossing evolutionary paths with humans ... appeared that genetic data resolved the basic models of recent human evolution in favor of the “out-of-Africa replacement” hypothesis in which anatomically modern ...

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by Kully
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
Replies: 1
Views: 3186

Natural selection is proven wrong

... even after extinction events the curve goes back to what the computer model predicts. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Gyn0-PcXrJY/SfgmuRxAklI/AAAAAAAAAd0/pLfzagLA728/s400/JoeMeertTimeline2.jpg ... in an unexplored habitat. I offer Darwin's finches and the cichlids of Africa's great ...

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by GaryGaulin
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:53 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 645764

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... the case. you no nothing of social anthrolopogy or native cultures take africa now with the aids crises childbearing men and women are dying so the ... more people to serve as resources during crisis and provides more role models for behaviour of values. The disadvantage of living in an extended ...

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by gamila
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:25 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 645764

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... Iscariot, Brutus, and Cassius in the devils mouth at the center of hell if I ever fail to present ... study of 12,486 youths (3,022 of whom were African American) which showed that most 17-year-olds ... evidence in favor of the 'Out of Africa' model of human origins. It holds that Homo sapiens ...

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by TJJ
Fri May 16, 2008 12:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
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