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LENGGONG, 14 Feb - The discovery of evidence in Bukit Bunuh has made it one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in the world because it has revealed a 4 km square Palaeolithic complex dating back more than 1.83 million years; 40,000; and 30,000 years. This has made Bukit Bunuh the oldest site in the world outside Africa and which has been chronometrically dated.
With this discovery in Bukit Bunuh, the evidence of prehistoric presence in Lembah Lenggong (Lenggong Valley)has been strengthened, and has turned it into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
"Evidence found during the research which has been on-going since 2001 in Bukit Bunuh indicates that this site had always been occupied," said Assoc. Prof. Mokhtar Saidin, the Director of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research.
If you have several groups of the same parent group spread around.....why do you think only one group would become a homo sapien?
The fossil record and genetic evidence indicate that all humans today are descended from anatomically modern ancestors who lived in Africa about 150,000 years ago. Because we are a relatively young species, most of the variation in any current human population comes from the variation present in the ancestral human population. Also, as humans migrated out of Africa, they carried with them part but not all of the genetic variation that existed in the ancestral population. As a result, the haplotypes seen outside Africa tend to be subsets of the haplotypes inside Africa. In addition, haplotypes in non-African populations tend to be longer than in African populations, because populations in Africa have been larger through much of our history and recombination has had more time there to break up haplotypes.
You can see examples of parallel changes in isolated groups all over the World.
When you have human settlements showing evidence of continual population for 1.8 million years, all other things being equal, the simpliest answer is that the modern inhabitants are at least partially related to the modern ones.
The genetic evidence is good support for a group of very successful breeders coming out of Africa. Since humans and proto humans seem to be the worst of the simian for breeding, a group of particularly good breeders either by being better physically for it, or having a supportive "culture" for it would make them end up with descendents everywhere very quickly. This is not replacement - this is subsuming other groups.
You want a model as to how this would happen, you can look at the European genetics compared to the founding mothers effect in South America. The Denisovian and the Neanderthals both being paleolithic examples of it.
And yes, there is evidence of parallel genetic evolution. mtDNA and Y-DNA groups with the same roots have shown the same adaptations in isolation.