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Origins Reconsidered by Richard E. Leakey
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Sep 21, 2010

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Leakey recounts his team's discovery of an almost complete Homo erectus fossilized skeleton near Lake Turkana. He takes issue with those who argue that Homo sapiens violently replaced the premodern peoples. There is no evidence of that. Recent DNA analysis confirms his suspicions and suggests some interbreeding may have taken place. Perhaps a less violent type of replacement. This book introduces many of the issues paleontologists and others have been grappling with over the last half century.
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