Archaeology and Age of a New Hominin from Flores in Eastern Indonesia
Morwood, Michael John; Soejono, R P; Roberts, Richard; Sutikna, T.; Turney, Christian; Westaway, K E; Rink, W J; Zhao, Jian-xin; van den Bergh, Gerrit D; Due, Rokus Awe; Hobbs, Douglas R; Moore, Mark; Bird, Michael I; Fifield, L Keith
Excavations at Liang Bua, a large limestone cave on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia, have yielded evidence for a population of tiny hominins, sufficiently distinct anatomically to be assigned to a new species, Homo floresiensis1. The finds comprise the cranial and some post-cranial remains of one individual, as well as a premolar from another individual in older deposits. Here we describe their context, implications and the remaining archaeological uncertainties. Dating by radiocarbon...[Show more]
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