Richard Klein (paleoanthropologist)

Richard G. Klein (born April 11, 1941) is a Professor of Anthropological Sciences at Stanford University. He is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1966, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in April 2003. His research interests include paleoanthropology, Africa and Europe. His primary thesis is that modern humans evolved in East Africa some 100,000 years ago and, starting 50,000 years ago, began spreading throughout the non-African world, replacing archaic human populations over time. He is a critic of the idea that behavioral modernity arose gradually over the course of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of years or millions of years, he instead supports the view that modern behavior arose suddenly in the Upper Paleolithic revolution around 50,000 or 40,000 years ago.

Awards

*Member of the National Academy of Sciences

ee also

Behavioral modernity

External links

* [http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/101/16/5705 Biography of Richard G Klein]
* [http://www.accessexcellence.org/BF/bf02/klein/bf02e3.html three distinct populations]
* [http://anthropology.tamu.edu/faculty/alvard/anth630/reading/Week%203%20The%20hunting%20Hypothesis/Klein%202000.pdf Archeology and the Evolution of Human Behavior]
* [http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/0400528101v1.pdf The Ysterfontein 1 Middle Stone Age site, South Africa, and early human exploitation of coastal resources]


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