Abstract

From northeastern Eurasia to the Americas, a three-stage spread of modern humans is considered through large-scale intermittence (exploitation/relocation). Conceptually, this work supports intermittence as a real strategy for colonization of new habitats. For the first stage, northeastern Eurasia travel, we adapt our model to archaeological dates determining the diffusion coefficient (exploitation phase) as D = 299.44 km2/yr and the velocity parameter (relocation phase) as vo = 4.8944 km/yr. The relative phase weight (≈0.46) between both kinds of motions is consistent with a moderate biological population rate (r΄ ≈ 0.0046/yr). The second stage is related to population fragmentation. The last stage, reaching Alaska, corresponds essentially to relocation (vo ≈ 0.75 km/yr).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6617
Print ISSN
0018-7143
Pages
pp. 789-796
Launched on MUSE
2014-03-28
Open Access
No
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