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Mixed origins

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By Jonathan Knight EVE is dead, say Michigan palaeontologists. They claim their analysis of an Australian fossil overturns the dominant theory of the origin of our species. Most scientists believe that Homo sapiens—the modern human—is descended from a hypothetical African “Eve”. We marched out of Africa 100 000 years ago to spread across the globe, the theory goes, completely replacing older, local populations of hominids such as Homo erectus along the way. But some researchers, including Milford Wolpoff of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,