of Africa and Into Asia:
Archeological Evidence of Early Homo sapiens in Asia
The aim of future research into this topic should be directed at gathering a greater number of
specimens from a region poor in evidence. More digs
must be implemented in southeast Asia aimed at discovering more data on the
archaic hominids in the area, and also the earliest Homo sapiens.
For the Out of Africa theory, there would not be evidence of a
transitional period discovered in the archeological record.
But without a great deal of data to compare, it cannot be proven that there are not
in fact transitional forms. Archeologists must find
fossils from the time period where a transition would have taken place
in, in order to prove that modern
Homo sapiens rapidly
the archaic hominids in Asia, rather than there being a transitional
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