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Homo floresiensis: Microcephalic, pygmoid, Australopithecus, or Homo?

Argue, Deborah; Donlon, Denise A; Groves, Colin; Wright, Richard

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The remarkable partial adult skeleton (LB1) excavated from Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia, has been attributed to a new species, Homo floresiensis, based upon a unique mosaic of primitive and derived features compared to any other hominin. The announcement precipitated widespread interest, and attention quickly focused on its possible affinities. LB1 is a small-bodied hominin with an endocranial volume of 380-410 cm3, a stature of 1 m, and an approximate geological age of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85189
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2006.04.013

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