The foot of Homo floresiensis

  title={The foot of Homo floresiensis},
  author={W. Jungers and W. Harcourt-Smith and R. Wunderlich and M. Tocheri and S. Larson and T. Sutikna and Rhokus Awe Due and M. Morwood},
  • W. Jungers, W. Harcourt-Smith, +5 authors M. Morwood
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Homo floresiensis is an endemic hominin species that occupied Liang Bua, a limestone cave on Flores in eastern Indonesia, during the Late Pleistocene epoch. The skeleton of the type specimen (LB1) of H. floresiensis includes a relatively complete left foot and parts of the right foot. These feet provide insights into the evolution of bipedalism and, together with the rest of the skeleton, have implications for hominin dispersal events into Asia. Here we show that LB1’s foot is exceptionally… CONTINUE READING
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