International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2023 (Vols. 1-61)
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'Simmons T, 1999: Migration and Contact Zones in Modern Human Origins: Baboon Models for Hybridization and Species Recognition. Anthropologie (Brno) 37, 2: 101-109'.
This paper uses data on species identification in modern baboon populations to critically examine the two conflicting models for the origins of modern humans: the recent African origins and the multiregional evolution ones. Informed by data on baboons, the paper examines the morphology of Middle and Late Pleistocene hominid remains from the circum-Mediterranean zone which suggest that this region served as an evolutionary contact zone which witnesses numerous repeated episodes of multi-directional migrations and gene flow. These past processes do not permit us to classify the hominid remains into discrete species.
Origin of modern humans - Polytypic species - Isolation - Contact zones - Hybridization

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