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Unformatted text preview: Neanderthal DNA • Neanderthals did not contribute the mtDNA to modern humans • Differences outside the variation of modern human DNA – more than three times Homo Floresiensis (Flores Man) • Eight short human beings • Small brain volume • Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores • 95-12kya Female Skeleton: • In her 30’s • 18,000 years old • 1 meter tall • brain volume a mere 380cc • H. floresiensis is a variation of H. erectus and that both may have existed side by side • stone carved and sharpened for particular purposes, and animal bones, show that these people • were successful hunters capable of catching animals larger than themselves • Miniature shone Acheulian tools?? Island Dwarfism-Living things divided by geographic isolation from the land population undergoing gradual physical shrinkage due to a local insufficiency of food resources...
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- Neanderthal, Neanderthals interbreed, plants Neanderthals, cold environment Cranial, ft Weight Combined, shone Acheulian tools