Re: Polycentric or Rapid-Plac

J. Moore (
Fri, 26 May 95 12:19:00 -0500

IK> I was wondering which model of the origin of modern humans is more
IK> accepted these days: the multiregional/polycentric (many H.habilis) or
IK> the rapid-placement (H.habilis-African) model.
IK> Thanks in advance,
IK> The Hab

The multi-regional vs. replacement theory is about a time period well
after habilis (about a million years after). They concern the
transition from erectus to more modern humans. I don't know that you
could accurately say that either is "more accepted"; it's an ongoing
debate, and probably will be for some time. "Support" see-saws.

Jim Moore (

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