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Out of Africa and Into Asia:
Archeological Evidence of Early Homo
sapiens in Asia

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Future Research

       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 replaced the archaic hominids in Asia, rather than there being a transitional period.

Works Cited

Anderson D.  September 1997.  Cave archeology in Southeast Asia.
Geoarcheology Vol 12, Issue 6: 607-638.

Gamble C.  1993.  Timewalkers: the Prehistory of Global Colonization.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Klein, R.  1999.  The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural
Origins.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

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Outside Links:

Evolutionary differences between men and women

Stephen J. Gould on evolution

Interactive experiment in instantaneous evolution

Website by Erin McDonald, for ASM 301.  April 2005.