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The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

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What is defined as supposition used to account for a situation or justify a course of action?

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1. Which of the following is the most modern species of humans?

2. Why has the regional continuity model of human origin been criticized?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The regional continuity model of human origin asserts that modern Homo sapiens developed from different regional populations of archaic Homo sapiens that had previously evolved from regional populations of Homo erectus. There's a lot to unpack in that explanation, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on this theory of human evolution. The questions on the quiz will test you on the models of human evolution and Homo sapiens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A supposition used to justify a course of action
  • Modern humans
  • Who theorized that humans evolved from apes
  • The characteristics of the regional continuity model
  • The characteristics of the replacement model

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on the regional continuity model of human origin from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key ideas, such as the replacement model, the regional continuity model
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between the two models discussed in this lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the evolution of Homo sapiens

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the out of Africa model and the replacement model
  • Explains how the Regional Continuity model supports their claims
  • Learn the criticisms of these models
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