Re: homo erectus

JamShreeve (
26 Sep 1995 08:43:38 -0400

You should add: populations were replaced by new migrations of
H. sapiens from Africa *without interbreeding*.

"Out of Africa" comes in different shapes and sizes.... according to
Gunter Brauer's "Hybridization and Replacement Model," for instance,
ancestors to modern humans arose in Africa, migrated out, and then did
interbreed to some extent with indigenous populations, such as the
Neandertals. This accounts, says Brauer, for the greater frequency of
Neandertalish traits in modern Europeans.