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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Topic: "A Revolution in Evolution: Discovery, Story and Implications of Homo floresiensis - The Hobbits"
So if there are still any members of Homo Floresiensis still alive, they would be well advised to remain in their jungle caves in peace and quiet.
This seems particularly important in view of the fact that skeletal remains of Homo floresiensis have been found in association with a small blade and flake-based stone tool assemblage containing delicately retouched implements, in the terminal Pleistocene levels at Liang Bua.
Based on the analysis of 3-D landmark data from skull surfaces, scientists from Stony Brook University New York, the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment, Eberhard-Karls Universitat Tubingen, and the University of Minnesota provide compelling support for the hypothesis that Homo floresiensis was a distinct Homo species.
The discovery of the female specimen, given the name Homo floresiensis, caused a sensation when it was announced last October.
Since its discovery in 2003, researchers have struggled to explain the origins of these metre-high, tiny-brained people, known scientifically as Homo floresiensis.
Homo floresiensis is only the second example of a different human species from our own living alongside our ancestors - but much more recently.
London, March 7 ( ANI ): Two University of Cambridge scientists believe the world's tiniest monkey could unravel the mysterious origins of Homo floresiensis, the "hobbit" human relative.
Since 2004, the discoverers of these unusual fossils on the Indonesian island of Flores have attributed their find to an ancient pint-sized hominid, Homo floresiensis, that survived there until 17,000 years ago--a shockingly recent date in human evolutionary terms.
She's not a classic beauty, her chin is non-existent and her forehead less than flattering, but a new evidence-based image of the tiny hobbit species - known officially as Homo floresiensis - is about scientific accuracy not aesthetics.
At that same time, some argue, a fourth species named Homo floresiensis, better known as hobbits, occupied the Indonesian island of Flores (SN: 5/10/08, p.