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Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

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Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The "Out of Africa" model of early human migration and dispersal is outdated. As a new survey of research on the subject confirms, humans left Africa in waves, not in a single exodus.In the new survey, published this week in the journal Science, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa detail early human evolution revelations reported from Asia over the last decade.Improved genetic analysis technology, fossil recognition abilities and an emphasis on interdisciplinary research has helped scientists confirm the presence of humans in various parts of Asia much earlier than previously thought.According to genetic analysis, humans moving into Eurasia interbred with hominins along the way, including...