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Colonizing Europe, Stephen Oppenheimer

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Interviewee: Stephen Oppenheimer. Geneticist Stephen Oppenheimer talks about the climatic conditions that would have allowed modern humans to colonize Europe. (DNAi Location: Applications > Human origins > Migrations > Videos > Colonizing Europe )
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The colonization of Europe only took place after 50,000 years ago. And it just so happens that there was a climactic amelioration 50,000 years ago, which resulted in an improvement of weather, and improvement of rainfall, to conditions rather as they are today, which would have opened a corridor, the Fertile Crescent of the Near East, from the gulf region, up to Anatolia and the Mediterranean.
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stephen oppenheimer,human migrations,fertile crescent,human origins,location applications,anatolia,colonization,climatic conditions,amelioration,weather,rainfall,europe
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