Sunday, May 8, 2016

Review- Human Dispersals Out Of Africa

Human Dispersal Out of Africa: A Lasting Debate -Saioa López, Lucy van Dorp and Garrett Hellenthal

Here is a good review of the fossil, archaeological and genetic data that has spawned various theories of how anatomically modern humans dispersed out of Africa and colonized the world.

The graphic below summarizes the dispersal scenarios-

Source: Lopez et al. 2016

One big lacunae is the lack of a Pleistocene skeletal record in the Indian subcontinent.

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