Multiregional Hypothesis Requires...

  • Large breeding populations over the entire planet

  • Frequent interbreeding of those populations

  • Genetic roots traceable to millions of years bp

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The multiregional hypothesis makes certain predictions about the nature of the hominid fossil record and the genetics of modern humans. These claims can be tested directly through genetic studies of human populations.

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  1. Harpending, H.C., et al. 1998. Genetic traces of ancient demography. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 1961-1967.
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