The 'Out of Africa' or 'Eve' concept has intuitively bothered me for three major reasons:
1.Why should we presume Africa as a spacial unit as opposed to say 'Savannahstan'?-a vast region of grassland extending from Asia to Africa millions of years ago.
2.Why should we accept the notion of one way traffic of hominins FROM Africa TO Eurasia?Maybe the early humans ranged thought-out nearly the entire old world-Africa and Eurasia.
3.Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence.With the discovery of the Dmanisi and Flores fossils I think this point is now clear.How much remains to be found in Eurasia?
posted by Robert Browne
August 5, 2009
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