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Multiregionalism V Out of Africa Anthropologists today are debating two sides to the story of the evolution of the modern human Homosapian sapian The sides agree on two different theories called the Out of Africa theory and the Multiregional or Candelabra theory The debate which some may call a slanderous argument is far from being resolved on either side Both evolutionist sides have strong evidence however this evidence does have its flaws and is not accurate enough to prove one side over another However the arguments for the Out of Africa theory seem to be flawed far more than those of the Multiregional theory The Multiregional theory states that the hominid H erectus Migrated out of Africa through the north approximately one million years ago and spread throughout the rest of the world After some time several populations of H erectus became isolated and each followed a similar path of evolution until they developed into archaic humans Such small populations have a selective gene pool and although each group may have proceeded to develop different rates they all managed to follow the same evolutionary lines This theory suggests many possible movements of Homo erectus out of Africa but does not allow for any other movements out of Africa after H erectus On the other side the Out of Africa theory is drastically different It states that Homo erectus stayed in Africa and all modern H sapian developed in Africa The theory is based on the idea that our modern human populations have a single source of ancestry and that we are all derived from that source called Eve Once developed into H sapian only then did the descendants of Eve leave Africa and begin to colonize the rest of the world over the next 100000 years In this colonization the Out of Africa theory suggests that the humans from Africa replaced all other hominids in Europe and Asia such as Neanderthal About 150000
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