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Homo floresiensis: further insights
Argue, Debbie School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Australia.
- Archeological evidence
- Homo floresiensis
- Evolutionary implications
- Pathological condition or a new species?
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A tiny skeleton was revealed to an unsuspecting world in October 2004. The bones of this skeleton belonged to a new kind of human that was nicknamed “the hobbit” because it was so small. The bones were discovered during an archeological excavation in Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores in Indonesia. The excavation team of Indonesian and Australian researchers was led by Michael Morwood and Tony Djubiantono under the auspices of the Indonesian National Research Centre for Archaeology. The excavation aimed to find insights into the origins of the first Australians. No one could have imagined that the finds would throw the scientific world into a frenzy of excitement and controversy.
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