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Mandibular evidence supports Homo floresiensisas a distinct species

Westaway, Michael Carrington; Durband, Arthur C.; Groves, Colin P.; Collard, Mark

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Henneberg et al. (1) and Eckhardt et al. (2) present another pathology-based alternative to the hypothesis that the “hobbit” fossils from Liang Bua, Indonesia, represent a distinct hominin species, Homo floresiensis. They contend that the Liang Bua specimens are the remains of small-bodied humans and that the noteworthy features of the most complete specimen, LB1, are a consequence of Down syndrome (DS). Here, we show that the available mandibular evidence does not support these claims.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12976
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1418997112

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