Homo floresiensis

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A species of dwarf hominids (about 1 meter in height), relatively small cranial capacity (about 417 cc), receding forehead, and lacking distinct chin. Despite of the small brain size compared to other hominids, they already used stone tools and fire, and hunted small and young animals (e.g. komodo dragons and pygmy elephants).


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The first H. floresiensis discovered was from the Liang Bua cave in Flores, Indonesia in 2003, and could be existing between 38,000 to 18,000 years ago.


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