The latest issue of the Proceedings from the National Academy of Science journal hosts a Out of Africa: Modern Human Origins special feature for free online. I recommend you check it out.
Here’s a line up of the content:
- Editorial by Richard G. Klein, “Darwin and the recent African origin of modern humans.”
- Perspective by Ian Tattersall, “Human origins: Out of Africa.”
- Perspective by Timothy D. Weaver, “The meaning of Neandertal skeletal morphology.”
- Research Article by J. J. Hublin, “The origin of Neandertals.”
- Research Article by Michael P. Richards and Erik Trinkaus, “Isotopic evidence for the diets of European Neanderthals and early modern humans.”
- Research Article by John F. Hoffecker, “The spread of modern humans in Europe.”
- Research Article by G. Philip Rightmire, “Middle and later Pleistocene hominins in Africa and Southwest Asia.”
- Research Article by Francesco d’Errico, et al., “Additional evidence on the use of personal ornaments in the Middle Paleolithic of North Africa.”
- Research Article by Michael DeGiorgio, et al.,”Explaining worldwide patterns of human genetic variation using a coalescent-based serial founder model of migration outward from Africa.”
Unfortunately, I have not yet had the time to read any of these papers but they I reckon they should be somewhat enlightening.