African Exodus by Christopher Stringer
The Origins of Modern Humanity

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A controversial theory contends that all modern humans share a single racial stock and that modern humankind emerged out of Africa less than one hundred thousand years ago and replaced all other human populations that had walked the earth. 12,500 first printing."

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Dr. Weiner was Reader in Physical Anthropology at Oxford University, and one of the scientists whose investigations resulted in the exposure of the Piltdown Man hoax. Prof. Chris Stringer is Head of Human Origins, Dept. of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum. Sir Walter Bodmer is one of the world's most distinguished human geneticists. As a former president of the Human Genome Organization, he has gained a unique perspective on how this great undertaking is progressing. Robin McKie, science editor of the Observer since 1982, has followed the story ofmodern molecular biology's flowering and has written many articles and books on the subject.
Published July 1, 1997 by Henry Holt & Co. 282 pages
Genres: Science & Math, History. Non-fiction

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Both sides claim fossil evidence, but Stringer adds a weight of DNA evidence that points to the very close match of mitochondrial DNA among non-African races, suggesting a recent separation, compared with more variation in African groups (mitochondrial DNA is inherited from the mother, hence the ...

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Through their brilliant presentation of a wealth of scientific evidence--from anthropological and behavioral to climatological and genetic--the authors go far to demolish the ""multi-regional hypothesis,"" the belief that human races arose almost two million years ago and evolved separately from ...

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London Review of Books

The earliest Neanderthal-like creatures appeared around 300,000 years ago, and the last died out sometime after 30,000 years ago, a few thousand years after modern humans appeared in Europe.

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