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dc.contributor.authorScerri, Eleanor ML
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Mark G
dc.contributor.authorManica, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorGunz, Philipp
dc.contributor.authorStock, Jay T
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Chris
dc.contributor.authorGrove, Matt
dc.contributor.authorGroucutt, Huw S
dc.contributor.authorTimmermann, Axel
dc.contributor.authorRightmire, G Philip
dc.contributor.authord'Errico, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorTryon, Christian A
dc.contributor.authorDrake, Nick A
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Alison S
dc.contributor.authorDennell, Robin W
dc.contributor.authorDurbin, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHenn, Brenna M
dc.contributor.authorLee-Thorp, Julia
dc.contributor.authordeMenocal, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPetraglia, Michael D
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Jessica C
dc.contributor.authorScally, Aylwyn
dc.contributor.authorChikhi, Lounès
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T15:19:59Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T15:19:59Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.issn0169-5347
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285566
dc.description.abstractWe challenge the view that our species, Homo sapiens, evolved within a single population and/or region of Africa. The chronology and physical diversity of Pleistocene human fossils suggest that morphologically varied populations pertaining to the H. sapiens clade lived throughout Africa. Similarly, the African archaeological record demonstrates the polycentric origin and persistence of regionally distinct Pleistocene material culture in a variety of paleoecological settings. Genetic studies also indicate that present-day population structure within Africa extends to deep times, paralleling a paleoenvironmental record of shifting and fractured habitable zones. We argue that these fields support an emerging view of a highly structured African prehistory that should be considered in human evolutionary inferences, prompting new interpretations, questions, and interdisciplinary research directions.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAfrican origins
dc.subjectMiddle Stone Age
dc.subjectevolutionary genetics
dc.subjecthuman evolution
dc.subjectpaleoanthropology
dc.subjectpaleoecology
dc.titleDid Our Species Evolve in Subdivided Populations across Africa, and Why Does It Matter?
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage594
prism.issueIdentifier8
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameTrends in Ecology & Evolution
prism.startingPage582
prism.volume33
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32921
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-17
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.tree.2018.05.005
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08
dc.contributor.orcidManica, Andrea [0000-0003-1895-450X]
dc.contributor.orcidStock, Jay [0000-0003-0147-8631]
dc.contributor.orcidDurbin, Richard [0000-0002-9130-1006]
dc.contributor.orcidScally, Aylwyn [0000-0002-0807-1167]
dc.identifier.eissn1872-8383
dc.publisher.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534718301174?via=ihub#!
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (647787)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (617627)
cam.issuedOnline2018-07-11


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