Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Out Of Africa II Model

Model of modern human origins, which holds that the biocultural transition from late archaic Homo sapiens to early AMHs was restricted to Africa, after which dispersion c. 200 kya into the rest of the Old World occurred; considers that modern humanity has shallow temporal roots compared with the results of alternative hypotheses, such as the multiregional continuity model. Aka mitochondrial Eve, ROA.

See monophyletic hypothesis and polyphyletic hypothesis.

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