But a bone study by the Australian National University found Homo floresiensis
were related to Homo habilis, one of man's more distant ancestors which lived in Africa 1.
It quashes once and for all any doubters who believe Homo floresiensis
was merely a sick modern human," Dr van den Bergh says.
lived at the same time as larger-brained H.
It is conceivable that the tiny Homo floresiensis
evolved its miniature body proportions during the initial 300,000 years on Flores, and is thus a dwarfed side lineage that ultimately derives from Homo erectus.
According to Google Trends, Homo naledi is the most popular search term in the genus since Homo floresiensis
2), the potential of Homo floresiensis
channels his analysis in such a way that all (the meticulously presented) data are scrutinised in terms of empirical probability: 'hairy hominoids' on the one hand, and on the other, cases of mistaken identity, e.
Her most recent work to attract wide media attention was her facial approximation of the so-called Hobbit, Homo floresiensis
, the hominin some 38,000 years old, discovered on the island of Flores, Indonesia in 2003 which, due to intervening commitments, took her nearly a year to complete.
While the discovery of 17 000-year-old Homo floresiensis
--dubbed the 'hobbit'--had dispelled the notion that there were no other species of hominins that existed contemporaneously with humans, many archaeologists looked on Homo floresiensis
as an anomaly.
Given that no human species other than our own survives (Homo floresiensis
disappeared about 18,000 years ago), the prospects for harmonious coexistence among future human species are not reassuring.
After freeing the shoulder blades from the surrounding rock, Green and Alemseged digitized them using a Microscribe, and then took detailed measurements to characterize their shape and function, comparing them to the rare shoulder fossils of other early human relatives: Homo ergaster ("Turkana Boy"), Homo floresiensis
("The Hobbit"), A.
A quirky breakthrough sometimes splashes big headlines around the world, such as the 2004 discovery of Homo floresiensis
, another possible extinct human species that lived on the Indonesia island of Flores some 17,000 years ago.
More detailed analysis of skeletal material from moose may demonstrate if body size reduction in moose follows allometric models, a research area relevant to understanding the evolution of Homo floresiensis
, a recent insular homonid that stood barely 1 m tall.