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Homo floresiensis

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noun

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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Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.

Their origin is still very controversial: Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man", nicknamed Hobbit) is a possible species in the genus Homo, remarkable ...

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by GaryGaulin
Wed May 06, 2009 7:22 am
 
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Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.

... http://theprancingpapio.blogspot.com/2009/02/homo-floresiensis-hobbits-of-southeast.html http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0504/feature1/multimedia.html ...

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Wed May 06, 2009 3:12 am
 
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Re: Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.

alex Hobbit is the slang term for Homo floresiensis - the smaller hominid whose fossils were found in Indonesia. They appear to be a recent (last ...

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by skeptic
Wed May 06, 2009 12:16 am
 
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Future Human Evolution

... http://theprancingpapio.blogspot.com/2009/02/homo-floresiensis-hobbits-of-southeast.html We can also see that nose top to bottom ratio remain ...

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Sat May 02, 2009 9:21 pm
 
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Size of organisms

Yup...you're right Andrew..Homo floresiensis lived in Flores island long-long time ago and at that time it's said that there's an erupting ...

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Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:10 pm
 
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