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Homo floresiensis: A cladistic analysis

Argue, Deborah; Morwood, Michael John; Sutikna, T.; Jatmiko, .; Saptomo, Wahyu

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The announcement of a new species, Homo floresiensis, a primitive hominin that survived until relatively recent times is an enormous challenge to paradigms of human evolution. Until this announcement, the dominant paradigm stipulated that: 1) only more derived hominins had emerged from Africa, and 2) H. sapiens was the only hominin since the demise of Homo erectus and Homo neanderthalensis. Resistance to H. floresiensis has been intense, and debate centers on two sets of competing hypotheses:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53410
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.05.002

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