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Authors: Bellwood, Peter
Title: Migration and the origins of Homo sapiens
Date: 2015
Source: Emergence and diversity of modern human behavior in paleolithic Asia
Place of Publication: College Station, Texas
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Abstract: In the light of the presentations at the Tokyo symposium, this review paper discusses some major issues in the recognition of early modern human populations in Eurasia, in both the biological and the archaeological records. It also discusses the implications of the recent identification of limited autosomal gene flow between Homo sapiens and more archaic species such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. These implications relate to the question of whether there was continuity or replacement between Middle and Upper Paleolithic populations and their technologies in different parts of Eurasia. I also discuss issues related to chronology and to the colonizing abilities of early Homo sapiens, including cross-ocean migrations, especially beyond the Sunda Shelf and into the Japanese Islands.
Date Created: 5/11/2015
Editors: Yousuke Kaifu,
Masami Izuho,
Goebel, Ted
Hiroyuki Sato,
Akira Ono
Page Start: 51
Page End: 58