Faulty radiometric dating
And the limb proportion argument cannot be resolved without a migration of Africans either bodily or genetically.A description of European The largest site from the early Upper Paleolithic in Eastern and central Europe is Mladec.The general opinion among researchers seems to go in cycles, supporting Oo A, then supporting , then supporting Oo A, etc.Currently, we seem to be at a cusp of support for replacement, and there seems top be a shifting in opinion more favorable to continuity.Multiregionalists look for similarities between populations in the same geographic location that are separated spatially, while people who follow replacement look for differences.It is oft a difference of semantics between different interpretations rather than real differences of opinion, but often there is real disagreement on the validity of research, and theoretical interpretations.The behavioral evidence is an old one, and is crumbling into dust as paleoanthropology enters the 21st century.
The fossil material is associated with an early Central European Aurignacian industry. 32 kyr or more, and is very important for the size of the skeletal sample, and its late date.There are three major lines of evidence arguing for continuity, including: While some may argue the third point, it is not clearly correct or incorrect, and the first two points are definite.In contrast, the evidence for lack of continuity is expressed in the following points: The genetic evidence is very suspect, and the theoretical and practical problems with such undertakings will continue to place such evidence as circumstantial at best for at least the next five to ten years.There are two polarizing camps on the issue of our species origin (though there is varying degrees of compromise between the two stances as well as various alternative positions): the multiregional (or continuity) camp, and the Out of Africa (replacement) camp., there have been populations of humans living around the old world, and these all contributed to successive generations, eventually leading to modern humans.
In this scenario, the Chinese and Indonesian material are the most direct ancestors of modern East Asians, the African material are the most direct ancestors of modern Africans, and that either the European populations are the most direct ancestors of modern Europeans, or that the European populations contributed significant genetic material to modern Europeans, with most of modern Europeans origins rooted in Africa or West Asia.
This has led to some fairly severe strife within the paleoanthropological community, with potshots often taken unfairly at rival theories and rival theoreticians.