Homo Floresiensis

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A recently discovered—first published in 2004—species of the phylogenetic tribe Homini—which comprises Homo sapiens and two species of chimpanzees—found on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Researchers unearthed remains from 8 individuals measuring ±1 meter tall and having grapefruit-sized skulls. The remains were carbon dated as having lived 18,000 years ago. Despite controversy surrounding the discovery, cladistic analysis supports the assertion that H floresiensis is a species a sui generis
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The homo floresiensis bones have previously been dismissed as the remains of a sick human or near-human impacted by environmental factors.
floresiensis exhibits a unique pattern of brain organization and so should be considered a separate species.
floresiensis adults weighed an estimated 25 to 35 kilograms (55 to 77 pounds).
This is the first time such a huge and comprehensive set of characteristics about the whole of the body of Homo floresiensis has been but into one analysis," she added.
Initial descriptions of Homo floresiensis focused on LB1's unusual anatomical characteristics: a cranial volume reported as only 380 milliliters suggesting a brain less than one third the size of an average modern human's and short thigh bones, which were used to reconstruct a creature standing 1.
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.
Asia has been a goldmine for archaeologists recently, with the discovery of the Homo floresiensis in 2003 proving humans bred with cavemen.
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.
Some of the bone's features were similar to Homo habilis and Homo floresiensis -- which are distinct species from humans.
The latest discovery of Homo floresiensis (nicknamed a hobbit) which lived in Indonesia up to 12,000 years ago reveals a tiny very anatomically primitive hominid which apparently possessed culture and perhaps even language (Falk, D et al 2005).
Hershkovitz, Israel, Liora Kornreich and Zvi Laron 2007 'Comparative skeletal features between Homo floresiensis and patients with primary growth hormone insensitivity (Laron syndrome)', American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134 (2): 198-208.