Multiregional, not multiple origins

Citation
Mh. Wolpoff et al., Multiregional, not multiple origins, AM J P ANTH, 112(1), 2000, pp. 129-136
Citations number
54
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology","Experimental Biology
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ISSN journal
0002-9483 → ACNP
Volume
112
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
129 - 136
Database
ISI
SICI code
0002-9483(200005)112:1<129:MNMO>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Multiregional evolution is a model to account for the pattern of human evol ution in the Pleistocene. The underlying hypothesis is that a worldwide net work of genic exchanges, between evolving human populations that continuall y divide and reticulate, provides a frame of population interconnections th at allows both species-wide evolutionary change and local distinctions and differentiation. "Multiregional" does not mean independent multiple origins , ancient divergence of modern populations, simultaneous appearance of adap tive characters in different regions, or parallel evolution. A valid unders tanding of multiregional evolution would go a long way toward reducing the modern human origins controversy. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.