Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Wolpoff, Milford H.

US paleoanthropologist. Wolpoff is the main spokesperson for the multiregional continuity model. He argues that Homo erectus left Africa one million plus years ago and that this species populated the Old World from Europe to Asia and the islands of Southeast Asia. These populations remained in place and evolved together through gene flow; the modern populations of various geographical regions are the descendants of these ancient populations. Wolpoff has also argued that Homo erectus should be included in Homo sapiens. Author of Paleoanthropology (1980, 1999).

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