Whereas in the previous species have been introduced with historical background and a discussion of the early, most important finds, and the individuals responsible for the species designation, this introduction will focus on some of the theory implicit in the discussion of the origin and spread of Most researchers currently accept the statement that “modern” humans can be considered to date to approximately 200–250 kyr.
Others (such as Milford Wolpoff), take the view that our species extends as far as approximately 2.0 myr, subsuming .
Later excavations in the 1980s established Malakunanja as the oldest dated site in Australia.
The first signs of Human occupation appear 2.6 m below the surface.
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This contradicts the open savanna theory for the origin of bipedalism, which states that humans learned to walk upright as climates became drier and environments became more open and early ancestors—but we keep learning more! D., Asfaw, B., Beyene, Y., Hailie-Selassie, Y., Lovejoy, C. A partial skeleton of a female, known as "Ardi", combines human and other primate traits.
Paleoanthropologists are constantly in the field, excavating new areas with groundbreaking technology, and continually filling in some of the gaps about our understanding of human reveals the postcrania of our last common ancestors with African apes. Ardi moved in the trees using a grasping big toe, yet her pelvis was shorter and broader than an ape's, indicating that she could walk bipedally.
Humans apparently appeared abruptly dated to 61,000 9,000/-13,000.
There are two polarizing camps on the issue of our species origin (though there is varying degrees of compromise between the two stances as well as various alternative positions): the multiregional (or continuity) camp, and the Out of Africa (replacement) camp., there have been populations of humans living around the old world, and these all contributed to successive generations, eventually leading to modern humans.
In this scenario, the Chinese and Indonesian material are the most direct ancestors of modern East Asians, the African material are the most direct ancestors of modern Africans, and that either the European populations are the most direct ancestors of modern Europeans, or that the European populations contributed significant genetic material to modern Europeans, with most of modern Europeans origins rooted in Africa or West Asia.
that involves isolating, describing, and structuring data, usually by typological classification, along with chronological, functional, technological, and constituent determinations.
The research involves artifactual and nonartifactual data.