Recent study by Milford Wolpoff and Michigan Anthropology alum Adam Van Arsdale mentioned in The Telegraph


Oct 25, 2013 Bookmark and Share

Milford Wolpoff and Michigan Anthropology alum Adam Van Arsdale of Wellesley College are mentioned in the story linked below -- part of the continuing saga of debate on what used to be known as the "Eve" versus "multi-regional hypothesis" stories of human evolutionary history.  Milford has long been, and continues to be, a participant in that conversation, along with his students.  

 

From the article:

"We are thrilled about the conclusion they came to. It backs up what we found as well," said Milford Wolpoff, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Michigan. 

Wolpoff and Adam Van Arsdale of Wellesley College published a study in the journal Evolution last year that also measured statistical variation in characteristics of early skull fossils in Georgia and East Africa, suggesting a single species and an active process of inter-breeding.

"Everyone knows today you could find your mate from a different continent and it is normal for people to marry outside their local group, outside their religion, outside their culture," Wolpoff told AFP.

"What this really helps show is that this has been the human pattern for most of our history, at least outside of Africa," he added.

"We don't have races. We don't have different subspecies. But it is normal for humans to vary, and they have varied in the past."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/georgia/10387508/Skull-discovery-suggests-early-man-was-single-species.html