Humans: Archaic and Modern


The terms archaic and modern human refer to two biologically and temporally disparate groups of humans.

Keywords: Homo sapiens; Homo neanderthalensis; Homo heidelbergensis

Further Reading

Clark G and Willermet C (1997) Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Klein RG (1999) The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Stringer CB and Andrews P (1988) Genetic and fossil evidence for the origin of modern humans. Science 239: 1263–1268.

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Disotell, Todd R(Jul 2006) Humans: Archaic and Modern. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005076]