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A new small-bodied hominin from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia
The discovery of an adult hominin with stature and endocranial volume equal to the smallest-known australopithecines is reported, from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia, and shows that the genus Homo is morphologically more varied and flexible in its adaptive responses than previously thought.
Pleistocene cave art from Sulawesi, Indonesia
It can now be demonstrated that humans were producing rock art by ∼40 kyr ago at opposite ends of the Pleistocene Eurasian world.
Archaeology and age of a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia
Dating by radiocarbon, luminescence, uranium-series and electron spin resonance methods indicates that H. floresiensis existed from before 38,000 years ago (kyr) until at least 18 kyr, and originated from an early dispersal of Homo erectus that reached Flores and then survived on this island refuge until relatively recently.
Fission-track ages of stone tools and fossils on the east Indonesian island of Flores
Zircon fission-track dates from two fossil sites on the Wallacean island of Flores conclude that Homo erectus in this region was capable of repeated water crossings using watercraft.
Further evidence for small-bodied hominins from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia
Additional H. floresiensis remains excavated from the cave in 2004 are described, demonstrating that LB1 is not just an aberrant or pathological individual, but is representative of a long-term population that was present during the interval 95–74 to 12 thousand years ago.
The Brain of LB1, Homo floresiensis
Morphometric, allometric, and shape data indicate that LB1 is not a microcephalic or pygmy and has derived frontal and temporal lobes and a lunate sulcus in a derived position which are consistent with capabilities for higher cognitive processing.
Descriptions of the lower limb skeleton of Homo floresiensis.
Phylogeny and ancient DNA of Sus provides insights into neolithic expansion in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania
- G. Larson, T. Cucchi, K. Dobney
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 20 March 2007
Archeological and genetic evidence shows these pigs were certainly introduced to islands east of the Wallace Line, including New Guinea, and that so-called “wild” pigs within this region are most likely feral descendants of domestic pigs introduced by early agriculturalists.
Hominins on Flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago
It is shown using 40Ar/39Ar dating that an ignimbrite overlying the artefact layers at Wolo Sege was erupted 1.02 ± Myr ago, providing a new minimum age for hominins on Flores, which predates the disappearance from the Soa Basin of ‘pygmy’ Stegodon sondaari and Geochelone spp.
Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia
New stratigraphic and chronological evidence from Liang Bua is reported that does not support the ages inferred previously for the H. floresiensis holotype, or the time of last appearance of this species.