The highly publicized genetic studies that purportedly “proved” that Neanderthals did not contribute the modern human genome are so plagued with practical and theoretical problems to make their conclusions moot, especially since it does not in any way address the rest of the populations in the world, and their genetic fate.
Europe No part of these descriptions will favor one camp over the other; this being said, multiregionists have a very valid criticism of the supposed lack of any evidence of continuity between earlier and later fossil groups in geographic regions.
Out of Africa Beyond disagreement over fundamental issues like “What is a valid speciation event?
” one fact stands out: neither theory has proved itself above the other in terms of parsimonious explanation of the fossil evidence.
Adherents to this model look at early material and try to trace continuity in morphology from those early populations to later populations in the same geographic area.