our species has a fairly recent and common point of origin.
Parallel Evolution Theory Another theory holds that modern humans
evolved in parallel, from several dispersed Homo erectus populations, at
roughly the same time. Some intermingling of these regional populations was
going on. The fossil evidence supports this theory.
Hominid Fossil Evidence Africa is said to be the cradle of human race.
Anthropologists have unearthed the oldest human skeletons in East Africa, in
places such as Hadar, Olduvai, Laetoli, etc. One of the best-preserved human
remnants is a female skeleton found at Hadar in Ethiopia. Anthropologists
assembled about 40% of the young girl that was given the nickname “Lucy”.
Lucy belongs to the Australopethicus category.