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Arguments that Prehistorical and Modern Humans Belong to the Same Species

Version 1 : Received: 2 May 2019 / Approved: 6 May 2019 / Online: 6 May 2019 (08:39:54 CEST)

How to cite: Kühne, R. Arguments that Prehistorical and Modern Humans Belong to the Same Species. Preprints 2019, 2019050038 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0038.v1). Kühne, R. Arguments that Prehistorical and Modern Humans Belong to the Same Species. Preprints 2019, 2019050038 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0038.v1).

Abstract

I argue that the evidence of the Out-of-Africa hypothesis and the evidence of multiregional evolution of prehistorical humans can be understood if there has been interbreeding between Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo sapiens at least during the preceding 700,000 years. These interbreedings require descendants who are capable of reproduction and therefore parents who belong to the same species. I suggest that a number of prehistorical humans who are at present regarded as belonging to different species belong in fact to one single species.

Subject Areas

Homo sapiens, Homo neanderthalensis, Homo erectus, Homo floresiensis, Neandertals, Denisovans

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