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The origins and persistence of Homo floresiensis on Flores: Biogeographical and ecological perspectives

Dennell, Robin; Louys, Julien; O'Regan, Hannah; Wilkinson, David M

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The finding of archaeological evidence predating 1Ma and a small hominin species (Homo floresiensis) on Flores, Indonesia, has stimulated much research on its origins and ancestry. Here we take a different approach and examine two key questions - 1) how did the ancestors of H.floresiensis reach Flores and 2) what are the possibilities for estimating the likelihood of hominin persistence for over 1 million years on a small island? With regard to the first question, on the basis of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30501
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.03

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