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Recent single-origin hypothesis

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Definition

noun

The hypothesis that modern humans came from or evolved from a single origin (i.e. in Africa) and then these human predecessors dispersed from the site of origin to various parts of the world.


Supplement

Abbreviation: RSOH

Synonym(s):

  • Noah's ark model
  • Replacement Hypothesis
  • Recent African Origin model
  • African replacement model

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