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Pygmoid Australomelanesian Homo Sapiens skeletal remains from Liang Bua, Flores: Population affinities and pathological abnormalities

Jacob, T; Indriati, Etty; Soejono, R P; Hsu, K; Frayer, D W; Eckhardt, R B; Kuperavage, A J; Thorne, Alan; Henneberg, Maciej


Liang Bua 1 (LB1) exhibits marked craniofacial and postcranial asymmetries and other indicators of abnormal growth and development. Anomalies aside, 140 cranial features place LB1 within modern human ranges of variation, resembling Australomelanesian populations. Mandibular and dental features of LB1 and LB6/1 either show no substantial deviation from modern Homo sapiens or share features (receding chins and rotated premolars) with Rampasasa pygmies now living near Liang Bua Cave. We propose...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0605563103


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