Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Homo Floriensis

For anyone curious about the "hobbit" skeletons from Flores in Indonesia, there's a good write-up at the NY Times. It's a very mysterious problem: how did such a primitive hominid, apparently more closely related to the Australopithecenes than to Home Erectus, get to Indonesia, and are the skeletons associated with the very sophisticated stone tools found nearby?

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