Recent single-origin hypothesis

14/11/2013 14:14

The single-origin hypothesis (or Out-of-Africa model) is one of two accounts of the origin of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens.

According to the single-origin model, every species of the genus Homo but one, Homo sapiens, was driven extinct. This species had evolved in Eastern Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago and, some time afterwards, in a relatively recent exodus, began colonizing the rest of the world. [Read more] ...