The Multiregional Continuity Model of human evolution contends that after Homo erectus left Africa and dispersed into other portions of the Old World, regional populations slowly evolved into modern humans. This theory contrasts with the Out of Africa Model, which asserts that modern humans evolved relatively recently in Africa, migrated into Eurasia and replaced all populations which had descended from Homo erectus.
Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution
An overview of human evolution, summarizing current thinking and describing the fossil evidence for Australopithecus and Homo.
Human Evolution Alive with Controversy
Summary of the Out-Of-Africa debate, by Dr. George Johnson.
Summary of claims from the polygenic side of the modern human origins debate, by James Q. Jacobs.
PINTUBI-1: A Modern Australoid Points to the Past
Article by Jim Vanhollebeke describing an Australian hominid skull, as evidence for the multiregional theory.
Mitochondrial DNA Clarifies Human Evolution
Technical article describing recent DNA studies and evolution hypotheses, by Max Ingman. (May 01, 2001)
Origins of Modern Humans: Multiregional or Out of Africa
Analysis in support of the Out of Africa model, by Dr. Donald Johanson. (May 01, 2001)
Nature: Humans Did Come Out of Africa, Says DNA
Evidence that we are all descended from a single ancestral group that lived in Africa. (December 07, 2000)
Time: Rewriting Prehistory
A team of researchers concludes that Chinese, like everyone else, came out of Africa. (January 17, 2000)
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