, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 218-222
Date: 03 May 2011

The Theory of Evolution, Other Theories, and the Process of Human Colonization of America


The theory of evolution contributes to our understanding of the process of peopling of America by providing a powerful framework within which biological and biogeographically oriented questions make sense. This is particularly important since detailed information at the individual level is now becoming available. Additionally, the theory of evolution helps to understand problems of adaptation encountered by the first human explorers of the continent.