Homo floresiensis

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Homo flo·re·si·en·sis

An extinct species or form of diminutive hominin known from a skull and other fossil remains found on Flores Island, Indonesia, dating from about 95,000 to 17,000 years ago. It has been nicknamed the Hobbit, or Flores man. Although it has been suggested that the bones are those of modern humans with a pathological condition such as microcephaly, most scientists believe that they represent a hominin species descended either from Homo erectus or from an earlier species of Homo.

[New Latin Homō floresiēnsis, species name : Latin homō, man; see Homo + New Latin floresiēnsis, of Flores.]
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Initial descriptions of Homo floresiensis focused on LB1's unusual anatomical characteristics: a cranial volume reported as only 380 milliliters suggesting a brain less than one third the size of an average modern human's and short thigh bones, which were used to reconstruct a creature standing 1.
The late Mike Morwood provides an excellent description of the Flores faunal sequence and supports an arrival of Homo floresiensis and stegodons there from Sulawesi (rather than Sundaland), through a chain of exposed glacial maximum stepping stones between the two islands.
2), the potential of Homo floresiensis channels his analysis in such a way that all (the meticulously presented) data are scrutinised in terms of empirical probability: 'hairy hominoids' on the one hand, and on the other, cases of mistaken identity, e.
Stringer said that the recent discovery of another "enigmatic" ancient human species, the Homo floresiensis, or Hobbits, shows the diversity of our early human relatives: "The morphology of the Hobbits shows they are different from the Denisovans, meaning we now have at least two, and potentially more, unexpected groups in the area.
After freeing the shoulder blades from the surrounding rock, Green and Alemseged digitized them using a Microscribe, and then took detailed measurements to characterize their shape and function, comparing them to the rare shoulder fossils of other early human relatives: Homo ergaster ("Turkana Boy"), Homo floresiensis ("The Hobbit"), A.
Asia has been a goldmine for archaeologists recently, with the discovery of the Homo floresiensis in 2003 proving humans bred with cavemen.
Three hobbit wrist bones unearthed on the Indonesian island of Flores support the contested idea that these half-sized individuals belonged to a species called Homo floresiensis, scientists conclude online January 4 in the Journal of Human Evolution.
Her most recent work to attract wide media attention was her facial approximation of the so-called Hobbit, Homo floresiensis, the hominin some 38,000 years old, discovered on the island of Flores, Indonesia in 2003 which, due to intervening commitments, took her nearly a year to complete.
Sceptics have alleged that the hobbits, given their own species named Homo floresiensis, could not have made stone tools as they only had brains the size of a grapefruit.
He was part of a team that three years ago unearthed one of the most stunning finds in recent history, bones from a tiny, never-seen-before human relative named Homo floresiensis by the scientists and quickly dubbed "hobbit" by the media, for its seeming resemblance to the fantastical creatures in "The Lord of the Rings.
Some experts have argued that Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the 'hobbit' after the little people in JRR Tolkien's tales, probably suffered from microcephalia, a genetic condition that causes the head to shrink.
Some of the bone's features were similar to Homo habilis and Homo floresiensis -- which are distinct species from humans.