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Testing the New Hypotheses

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152913
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0009
 Testing the New Hypotheses

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Anatomical, archaeological, geological, paleontological, and paleoecological evidence have been pieced together to present a series of new hypotheses about the Chinese Homo erectus and its main site of discovery, Dragon Bone Hill. This new composite view fits the available evidence, but all hypotheses in science should be testable. This means that they must be falsifiable. This chapter proposes a number of tests which can either disprove the book's hypotheses or further support them.

Keywords: hominids; fossils; Dragon Bone Hill; Homo erectus; Homo sapiens

Chapter.  7044 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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