Archaeology and age of a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia

  title={Archaeology and age of a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia},
  author={M. Morwood and R. P. Soejono and R. G. Roberts and T. Sutikna and C. Turney and K. Westaway and W. Rink and J.- x. Zhao and G. D. Bergh and R. A. Due and D. R. Hobbs and M. Moore and M. Bird and L. K. Fifield},
  • M. Morwood, R. P. Soejono, +11 authors L. K. Fifield
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • 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 floresiensis. 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… CONTINUE READING
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