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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Still, Eckhardt says the Palau discoveries support his argument that the Flores skeleton comes from a pygmy H.
Roberts was a member of the team that discovered H.
Now, much older tools discovered on Flores suggest that H.
Stone artifacts much like those previously found among H.
According to Eckhardt, Flo's modern offspring, the Rampassasa pygmies, live close to Liang Bua Cave, the site of the H.
Flo's discoverers assert that similarities among these artifacts show that H.
Daniel Lieberman, a Harvard University biological anthropologist, called the results "considerable evidence" that H.
It seems reasonable for [them] to stick to their original hypothesis that H.
The upshot, the researchers report in an upcoming Science, is that H.