Human Origins Research 2012-02-02T15:56:50+01:00 Lucia Zoppi Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Human Origins Research is a quality Open Access international journal publishing research in the field of palaeoanthropology and related disciplines.</strong></p> Taxonomical uses of the species concept in the human lineage 2012-02-02T15:56:50+01:00 Camilo J. Cela-Conde Marcos Nadal Different species concepts, which broadened the scope of Mayr&rsquo;s Biological Species Concept, have been put forward aiming to produce sound taxonomies of fossil taxa. Here, we propose using a simple one, the Evolutionary Species Concept, on the grounds of considering that separation of populations &ndash; disregarding other issues &ndash; is enough to describe the evolution of the human lineage. The question of the acceptable number of Middle Pleistocene hominin species is used as an example. 2012-02-02T15:51:59+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##