Race and Human Evolution
Race and Human Evolution is a far-ranging account by leading researchers in the field that describes the latest scientific evidence and the conflicting theories about human evolution. Milford Wolpoff and Rachel Caspari describe the “Eve” or “Out-of-Africa” theory, which holds that all living people are the descendants of a single common ancestor (“Eve”) who began a new species of humanity in Africa some 200,000 years ago and whose progeny spread throughout the world, giving rise to the different human races.The authors argue that the debate over the “Eve” theory reflects a long history of theories about human origins and race that has been fraught with social and political implications. The authors show that the evidence of the fossil record and genetic data support “Multiregionalism,” which posits that for some two million years human populations have been entwined in a network of widespread peoples who evolved together because they met and interbred, giving the races today many ancestors, not a single common one.
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Race and human evolutionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Wolpoff and Caspari (both anthropology, Univ. of Michigan) have written an instructive volume on the history and diversity of our species that critically examines major interpretations of race in ... Read full review
Review: Race And Human Evolution: A Fatal AttractionUser Review - Jason Barnhart - Goodreads
I really got a lot out of this book. The cases laid out within are compelling and well supported. Anyone interested in early human history will find this fascinating. I have met dr Wolpoff a number of ... Read full review
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