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Most paleoanthropologists, including advocates of the H. heidelbergensis taxon, note that the eastern Asian archaic H. sapiens are generally morphologically distinct from the western Old World hominin fossils that have been assigned to H. heidelbergensis (e.g., Pope, 1992; Wu and Brauer, 1993; Rightmire, 1998, 2008; Etler, 2004; Klein, 2009). I am not taking the extreme stance that all Homo taxa should be assigned to the H. sapiens hypodigm (e.g., Wolpoff et al., 1994; Curnoe and Thorne, 2003). Major dry phases would have been guaranteed to produce greatly expanded Sahara and Kalahari deserts and unfavorable conditions for human habitation. The comparison of the dimensions of the skullcap with reference skullcaps by multi- Were Neandertal and modern human cranial differences produced by natural selection or genetic drift? The dust core also indicates marked dry periods in East Africa during OIS 8 (301–242 ka), OIS 6 (186–127 ka), and OIS 4–2 (71–12 ka), although Blome et al. Science 328:710–722. 2008) and the early modern humans from Skhul and Qafzeh in Israel (Carretero et al. After that, all three populations experienced bottlenecks, although the one that affected the ancestors of the Yoruba appears to have been less severe and allowed an earlier recovery. Just how strapping was KNM-WT 15000? Behar, Doran M., Richard Villems, Himla Soodyall, Jason Blue-Smith, Luísa Pereira, Ene Metspalu, Rosaria Scozzari, et al. Climate of the Past 6:295–303. “Rarely indeed, however, have paleontologists ever found it necessary to distinguish between ‘archaic’ and ‘anatomically modern’ types of the same species, and there seems scant justification for squeezing these distinct hominid morphs into a single species. 2012; Stringer 2007, 2011). Weaver, Roseman, and Stringer (2007, 2008) demonstrated that if one applies a model of neutral evolution to expected divergence in cranial dimensions, the observed morphological divergence between humans and Neanderthals could be explained solely as the result of genetic drift over the last 350 kyr. No hominin trace fossils were found during subsequent survey or excavation (Wu and Poirier, 1995). Metric and geometric morphometric analysis of new hominin fossils from Maba (Guangdong, China). Patterns and implications among eastern Eurasian Middle and Late Pleistocene crania. ———. The genetic structure and history of Africans and African Americans. In Europe, the Neanderthal lineage evolved a series of apomorphies, including midfacial prognathism, a posterior position of the mental foramen, a retromolar gap in the mandible, a broad suprainiac fossa that is oval in form, a large juxtamastoid process coupled with a small mastoid process, an occipital bun, double-arched browridges that are reduced in absolute volume and vertical thickness compared with those of Middle Pleistocene hominins, and a substantially larger brain than those of most Middle Pleistocene hominins (Hublin 2009; Stringer 2007). Dali is represented by one almost complete skull that was discovered in 1978. Xujiayao is an open‐air site located in the western part of the Nihewan Basin in Shanxi Province, northern China (Jia et al., 1979; Wu and Poirier, 1995; Norton and Gao, 2008a). The orientation of the anterolateral surface of the frontal process of the zygomatic bone, 14. Demographic changes almost certainly tracked climatic conditions in both continents. 1996. 1993, 1998; Sherry et al. 2012. South African Journal of Science 78:321–332. 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The Upper Paleolithic of Mongolia: Recent finds and new perspectives. As a result, outbreeding would have been highly favorable if heterozygosity was greatly increased by these events, especially for loci such as the major histocompatibility complex, in which alleles from archaic Eurasian populations are far more frequent in populations outside of Africa than they are in other loci (Abi-Rached et al. In addition, the orbits are quadrangular, a characteristic common in H. erectus (Wu and Poirier, 1995). Alternatively, we could simply use H. mabaensis to represent all of the fossils traditionally allocated to eastern Asian archaic H. sapiens because it was one of the first archaic H. sapiens fossils found and well studied. In 1984, a partial hominin skeleton was discovered during excavations at Jinniushan, a karst fissure/collapsed cave site located in Liaoning Province, northeastern China (Lu, 1989, 2003; Wu and Poirier, 1995; Rosenberg et al., 2006). Quaternary Science Reviews 30:1511–1524. The … European Middle Pleistocene specimens, this feature is found only in a few large, robust individuals, including the Ceprano and Arago 47 crania and Atapuerca SH Cranium 4 (18, 23). Maba, 11. A draft of the Neandertal genome. A recent analysis of the ancient mtDNA of a Neanderthal from Valdegoba, Spain, dating to 48.5 ka, shows that all Neanderthal mtDNA sequences postdating this time formed a compact, monophyletic group within the known Neanderthal sequences (Dalén et al. The Jinniushan estimated cranial capacity of ∼1,300 cm3 is within the range of modern humans. Key anatomical differences between Neanderthals and modern humans include both the differential retention of primitive features in each lineage as well as new features (apomorphies) in each. 2013. This suite of Neanderthal features had become common in European hominins by OIS 5, including the specimens from Krapina and Saccopatore, and they became even more frequent in OIS 4–3. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. H. heidelbergensis also has a more rounded and less‐angled occipital and a greater degree of cranial base flexion than H. erectus (but less than modern H. sapiens). The papers in this volume address the many facets of the first hominin range expansion from Africa into Eurasia” This is the Out of Africa I (OOA1) paradigm in its strict-est form. Ma U'Oi is situated in a tower karst region of the Annamitic Mountain Chain, with many additional caves located in the region (Demeter et al., 2005). We present evidence of Middle Pleistocene activity in the central Aegean Basin at the chert extraction and reduction complex of Stelida (Naxos, Greece). 2011). For instance, Ndutu, Petralona, and Saccapastore H. heidelbergensis have Inca bones, but not only do these bones appear in higher frequency in the Chinese archaics (e.g., Dali, Dingcun, Xujiayao), they are shaped differently (Wu, 1988b; Wu and Poirier, 1995). The human career. There have been suggestions that perhaps the eastern Asian late Middle Pleistocene hominins can also be allocated to the H. heidelbergensis hypodigm. Shizishan is represented by two low‐lying limestone hills that has many cave entrances and a complicated network of naturally formed tunnels that stretch for several hundred meters at least. 2012). 2010; Trauth, Larrasoaña, and Mudelsee 2009). Compared to contemporaneous continental … (1979). Meyer, Matthias, Martin Kircher, Marie-Theres Gansauge, Heng Li, Fernando Racimo, Swanpan Mallick, Joshua G. Schraiber, et al. erectus and archaic H. sapiens fossils have been reported from at least three cave localities in North Korea: Yokpo Daehyundong, Dokchon Soongnisan, and Ryonggok (Park, 1992; Norton, 2000). Roebroeks, Wil, Nicholas J. Conard, and Thijs Van Kolfschoten. In The first humans: origin and early evolution of the genus Homo. I also suggest that eastern Asian hominin population size during the Middle Pleistocene was likely lower than in many regions of the western Old World, particularly Africa (sensu Wolpoff etal., 1984; Lycett and Norton, 2010). In contrast, periods of warmer but not yet heavily forested conditions would have supported a higher biomass of large herbivores and the humans who preyed on them (Roebroeks, Conard, and Van Kolfschoten 1992), thus producing an increase in hominin population numbers and a decelerated rate of drift. The site was discovered during field surveys conducted by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1974 and subsequently excavated in 1976, 1977, and 1979 (Jia et al., 1979; Norton and Gao, 2008a). Scientific drilling in the Great Rift Valley: the 2005 Lake Malawi Scientific Drilling Project: an overview of the past 145,000 years of climate variability in Southern Hemisphere East Africa. 2001. -Dentition well-suited for tearing and biting with canines &. With constant improvements in the quality of chronometric dating studies, the chronological framework in which we place the hominin fossil record is constantly being adjusted. The Dokchon Soongnisan hominin fossils were excavated from two different stratigraphic levels. Although there have been suggestions that Maba could represent an eastern Asian Neandertal (e.g., Wu and Wu, 1985), there is general agreement that Maba is more similar to other archaic H. sapiens from China. 2007. Neurocranial Trauma in the Late Archaic Human Remains from Xujiayao, Northern China. Transitions or turnovers? 2012. Habgood, P. J. Carretero, José-Miguel, Laura Rodríguez, Rebeca García-Gonález, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Carlos Lorenzo, Alejandro Bonmatí, Ana Gracia, Ignacio Martínez, and Rolf Quam. Petralona, Arago, Atapuerca, Bodo, and Broken Hill do not display this Asian midfacial morphology (Pope, 1991, 1992). Hublin, J.-J., and A. M. Tillier. 2010) and may have been the primitive condition for Middle Pleistocene Homo (Arsuaga et al. Has the combination of genetic and fossil data solved the riddle of the origin of modern humans? The Neanderthal face is not cold adapted. ———. García, Nuria, and Juan Luis Arsuaga. The less elongated features might also be hominin footprints, where impressions from just heels or the front of feet have been preserved, or overprinting has obscured original features. Grun et al. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer. A. The Maba fossil is composed of a partial frontal, parietals, right orbit, and nasal region, thought to represent an adult male (Pope, 1992; Wu and Poirier, 1995). Modern human teeth from Late Pleistocene Luna Cave (Guangxi, China). You are an artist, and a museum has hired you to reconstruct a Middle Pleistocene hominin in a sculpture for the museum's new human evolution exhibit. 2007. If one accepts Bocquet-Appel et al.’s (2005) estimates for the Aurignacian and extends Mellars and French’s (2011) conclusions to the whole of Europe, it would imply that the Neanderthal population of Europe only totaled 492 individuals (95% CI: 193–3,151). Wide hips may have also been inherited from Homo erectus (Simpson et al. The Arabian Sea dust core shows a long relatively wet and stable period between 640 and 427 ka. Within this count, ten axes were discovered, eighteen scraping tools were uprooted, one steel chisel tool (for … deMenocal, Peter B. 5). Dates to 800-200 ka •H. Close correspondence between quantitative- and molecular-genetic divergence times for Neandertals and modern humans. It should be noted, however, that none of these character traits are viewed as true H. heidelbergensis autapomorphies, but rather as gradistic3 changes between H. erectus and H. sapiens (Rightmire, 2008). Contour of the lower border of the zygomatic process of the maxilla, 5. Chris Stringer, ed. Current Anthropology 47:597–620. The evolution and development of cranial form in Homo sapiens. Yrbk Phys Anthropol 53:75–93, 2010. Here we describe an African fossil cranium constrained by 40Ar/39Ar analyses, magnetostratigraphy, and sedimentary features to 0.97 to 0.90 Ma, and stratigraphically associated … 2007. beginning of the Pleistocene, just under 2 million years ago, this all changed, and archeological and paleontolog- ical evidence of early hominins appears in many parts of Eurasia. Working off-campus? The first model describes the Chao Phraya River basin as the main conduit for the movement of hominins into the region. I concur with Cartmill and Smith (2009, p 335) when they write “there is nothing wrong in principle with defining H. heidelbergensis as an intermediate evolutionary grade, separated from an ancestral species defined by symplesiomorphies and one or more descendant species defined by synapomorphies.”, If we view H. heidelbergensis as a separate species, based primarily on chronophenetic grounds (sensu Pope, 1992; Cartmill and Smith, 2009), then there is strong justification for classifying H. heidelbergensis as a distinct grouping (as a morphospecies) and appropriate for the western Eurasian and African late Middle Pleistocene hominins. Human Biology 66:761–775. An increasing number of Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils are currently being assigned to H. heidelbergensis. Terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques for documenting fossil‐bearing palaeokarst with an example from the Drimolen Palaeocave System, South Africa. Zhoukoudian. The antiquity of the Negro. Very wet and warm periods in Europe produced dense forests that may have also been unfavorable habitat (Roebroeks, Conard, and Van Kolfschoten 1992), although interstadial periods seem to have been far more favorable for hominin populations than the coldest periods of glaciations. An updated age for the Xujiayao hominin from the Nihewan Basin, North China: Implications for Middle Pleistocene human evolution in East Asia. 1997. Drift would have accelerated during periods of low population numbers, while selection operates best when populations are large and expanding. Sherry, S. T., A. R. Rogers, H. Harpending, H. Soodyall, T. Jenkins, and M. Stoneking. Selection generally works on a given gene only if different alleles exist and one confers higher fitness than another, although epistasis (the interdependence of genes to produce a phenotype) may produce a shifting target for selection. On a fossil by fossil comparison, other morphological similarities do exist between the eastern and western Eurasian hominin fossils (Pope, 1992; Etler, 1996). However, the new dating studies do suggest that the evolution of archaic H. sapiens (or the movement of H. heidelbergensis into the region) is more consistent with the nature of the Middle Pleistocene human evolutionary record in the western Old World, where H. erectus begins to disappear and H. heidelbergensis appears. Periods of large-scale glacial advance in Europe should produce periods of stress and low population numbers and rapid genetic drift in Neanderthals. 1990, the number of distinct hominin taxa has almost doubled), it would seem that he maintains the same negative opinion of the designation “archaic H. sapiens.” Indeed, Tattersall and Schwartz (2008, p 54) concluded recently that “it is evident that virtually all of those hominid fossils whose exact historical significance has been obscured by their assignment to the all‐embracing wastebasket of ‘archaic Homo sapiens,’ in fact belonged to an array of separate biological entities, none of them evidently closely affiliated to living Homo sapiens.” In Tattersall's view, these different Middle Pleistocene taxa should be classified as distinct species. For Africa, then, the dust-core and genetic data suggest that selection may have been important from 600–400 ka, but periods of drift had more potential to be the dominant influence thereafter. Journal of Human Evolution 32:423–447. Distance from Africa, not climate, explains within-population phenotypic diversity in humans. The same can be said about many of the eastern Asian Middle Pleistocene sites mentioned here. Metric analysis of the mesiodistal and buccal‐lingual measurements of the Ryonggok upper molars also generally fall within the range of modern humans (Fig. The hominin fossils from the middle Pleistocene may represent a fossil species or simply a transition-al grade between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. The mandible and teeth are currently under study (Bae et al., n.d.). 200,000 years ago, … 2012) suggest that this population also had a strikingly low long-term effective population size of approximately individuals for the period between 400 and 100 ka (Li, Patterson, and Reich 2012). Based on these arguments, Rightmire (2004, p 119) concludes that “the Asian hominins can be viewed as more closely related to other (western) Middle Pleistocene populations than to local, late‐surviving Homo erectus” and that “[t]he spread of some populations of Homo heidelbergensis into the Far East cannot be ruled out” (Rightmire, 1998, p 225). 2) Should the eastern Asian hominin fossils continue to be referred to as archaic H. sapiens? species that lived during the middle Pleistocene age (para.3). Nevertheless, for an effective population size to shrink from 16,667 before 400 ka to 1,667 after 400 ka as the Denisovans did and apparently remained (Li, Patterson, and Reich 2012), the population must have crashed to 1,667 individuals (or fewer) one or more times. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 99:1134–1139. 2012. Current Anthropology 33:551–586. No hominin trace fossils (manuports, lithics, or hominin‐modified bones) were recovered from the site during either the initial surveys or the ensuing excavations (Wu and Poirier, 1995). 80 ka because each region experienced one or more dry periods during this interval (Blome et al. In addition to the midfacial region, which is distinct from most western Old World H. heidelbergensis (Pope, 1991, 1992), the teeth of these hominin fossils are distinctive as well. Luminescence dating places ~9000 artifacts in a stratigraphic sequence from ~13 to 200 thousand years ago (ka ago). Water buffalo can be seen at the edge of a riparian forest in the background. In 1958, local farmers excavated an archaic H. sapiens cranium from Shizishan near Maba village, Shaoguan Municipality, Guangdong Province, southeastern China (Wu and Poirier, 1995). Simpson, Scott W., Jay Quade, Naomi E. Levin, Robert Butler, Guillaume Dupont-Niven, Melanie Everett, and Sileshi Semaw. Any test of these hypotheses faces practical limitations, including an incomplete fossil record, poor dating of some fossils, and inadequate resolution of current methods in pinpointing morphological or genetic changes to exact spots in the 100,000-year glacial and faster insolation cycles. Midsagittal contour of the frontal squama, 4. Although making a general point, Klein (2009:XX) probably puts it most succinctly when he notes “that a first occurrence should be treated as a possible accident and even a second should be regarded as a possible coincidence. 2008. Pp. Although the association between the dated speleothem section and the hominin fossils cannot be made with full degree of confidence, minimally, the Chaoxian hominin fossils should date to the Middle Pleistocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105:4645–4649. Middle and Later Pleistocene hominins in Africa and southwest Asia. By applying a combination of absolute and relative dating techniques to many of these important hominin fossil localities and linking the archaeological and paleoenvironmental records, we will be in a much better position to reconstruct the nature of human evolution in eastern Asia during the Quaternary. Demography and the demise of Neandertals: a comment on “Tenfold population increase in Western Europe at the Neandertal-to-modern human transition.” Journal of Human Evolution 64:311–313. Rather, they may have been skirting the edge of extinction for most of their existence, generally losing genetic diversity as they did so. In this article, I review the current state of the late Middle Pleistocene hominin fossil record from eastern Asia and examine the various arguments for assigning these hominins to the different specific taxa. There have been suggestions that perhaps the eastern Asian late Middle Pleistocene hominins can also be allocated to the H. heidelbergensis hypodigm. The Jinniushan skeletal collection comprises a more or less complete cranium (fragmentary, but undistorted) and ∼50 assorted partial and complete postcranial elements. Science 264:1907–1910. Based on biostratigraphy, Yokpo Daehyundong and Dokchon Soongnisan were both dated to the Middle‐Late Pleistocene (Norton, 2000). The evolution of body mass and relative brain size in fossil hominids. Cladistics was originally developed by Hennig (1966) in the 1940s for entomological research. The partial mandible displays clear evidence of a mental eminence, indicating clear affiliation with modern H. sapiens. 2008), and Y chromosomes coalesce at ka (Cruciani et al. Select all of the features that you would include to make the sculpture as accurate as possible. Nevertheless, Pope (1992, p 251) suggests that it “is important to continue to employ separate terminologies for these widely separated geographic groups because there are substantial morphological differences between the Archaic Euro‐African and Neanderthals on the one hand and the Premodern Chinese hominids on the other.”. Many thanks to Erella Hovers and Steve Kuhn for the invitation to participate in this stimulating conference and to the Wenner-Gren Foundation for organizing and funding it. Yunxian, 20. It will likely continue to be argued by some that archaic H. sapiens is a “wastebasket” category (e.g., Tattersall, 1986; Tattersall and Schwartz, 2008). Pp. erectus evolved into H. heidelbergensis in Africa •H. The arch‐cord index of the parietal falls close to H. erectus and is much higher than in modern humans (Wu and Poirier, 1995). With the increase in H. heidelbergensis cranial capacity, there is a reduction in the degree of postorbital constriction, eventually leading to modern H. sapiens‐like morphology. They share some derived dental and cranial features with Late Pleistocene Neanderthals, for example, a midfacial prognathism and some … It is true that archaic non‐hominin taxa have yet to be identified (e.g., no one to my knowledge has argued for archaic Pan paniscus). 2011), although the pattern of wet and dry periods for Africa as a whole forms a complex mosaic that frequently departs from the pattern observed in Lakes Malawi and Tangyanika (Blome et al. 3). 2; Kim et al., 1985). Demography and the extinction of European Neanderthals. A similar discussion has been presented for the nearby Hexian H. erectus cranium that seems to display character traits that could align it with the late H. erectus Ngandong hominins (Huang et al., 1982), but more likely ZKD H. erectus (Pope, 1992; Wu et al., 2006). Rohling et al. In a series of writings, Wu (1988; Wu and Brauer, 1993; Wu and Poirier, 1995) describes a set of 10 morphological cranial characters that distinguish Chinese archaic H. sapiens from European H. heidelbergensis and 17 traits that distinguish the Chinese hominins from African Middle Pleistocene hominins (Table 3). If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Additionally, Skull no. 1998. 2012. Traditionally, Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils that cannot be allocated to Homo erectus sensu lato or modern H. sapiens have been assigned to different specific taxa. These more recent chronometric studies led Shen et al. Neanderthal mtDNA sequences provide support for a late bottleneck in their population. The Jinniushan cranium is considered to be larger, but more gracile than the Dali skull. Several chronometric analyses have been performed, with late Middle Pleistocene [161,000 to 224,000 years or 104,000 to 125,000 years before the present (B.P.)] 's (2002) study of the Dali deposits includes the nonspecific phrase “Dali Man.”. (2005) found that the Chaoxian and Ma U'Oi teeth could not be classified with the western Old World H. heidelbergensis and/or Neandertals. Science 335:1317–1320. For example, the cranial walls and brow ridges are less robust than H. erectus or Dali. In general, Roseman, Weaver, and colleagues found that population history accounts for roughly 50% of cranial morphology in modern humans, though it should be noted a great deal of variation exists. Global and Planetary Change 78:147–161. In Templeton's scenario, the second major dispersal event occurred sometime around 650 ka and involved some type of advanced H. erectus or archaic H. sapiens. Interestingly, the Maba partial cranium displays similarities with the Hathnora calotte from India, including rounded eye orbits, relatively robust supraorbital tori, and a flattened occipital region. 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