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The kind of work we need to understand the migration out of Africa

Posted by Maju on 01 Dec 2011 at 10:27 GMT

Thanks for an excellent paper, very nice to read and full of relevant and easy to understand information on this crucial prehistorical episode of Humankind.

My only caveat is excessive acceptance in the Discussion section of molecular clock estimates, which should not be considered directive but at best suggestive (if they must be considered at all). While phylogenetic mtDNA evidence is crucial to our understanding of Prehistory, molecular clock hunches are more an obstacle in fact.

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