Re: 30,000 year old Homo erectus

Jane Andrews (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 12:01:40 +0000

On Sun, 15 Dec 1996, Paul Kekai Manansala wrote:

> I'm not sure how it supports the Out of Africa hypothesis...

The late dating of the solo material can very easilly be interpreted in
the same way as that of the neanderthals. Both the eauropean and asian
archaic groups are contemporaneous with anatomically modern humans and so
cannot be ancestoral to them. This indicates that at some point the
archaic populations were replaced by the already evolved modern species.

To be honest I don't understand how one could interpret the new dates as
other than in support of replacement.

Jane Andrews.