Evidence is forcing us to reject a single origin for Homo sapiens and accept much more complex, nuanced, and evolutionarily reasonable views of processes and events. We’ll see that Homo sapiens was part of a radiation of human forms, of which H. sapiens seems to be the only surviving form. This newer view will reveal our assumptions, biases, and even some maturation in our thinking about human evolution.
Dave Weaver received his doctorate in physical anthropology from UNM. After 25 years at Wake Forest University, he returned to New Mexico. He has worked in North and Central America, Europe, and Africa on human skeletal analysis, forensic anthropology, bone microstructure, human evolution, and osteoporosis. In retirement, he volunteers for the US Forest Service, the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, and Animal Humane New Mexico, and travels as much as possible.