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bb2011 ANP220 10 What is the hobbit

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1 What is the hobbit? ANP 220 meeting #10 Goals for today Homo floresiensis (or ‘hobbit’) the basics history of discovery, characteristics the reaction why are people so excited/ enraged what is the hobbit? why reduction in size derived from which species two additional (crazy) ideas The basics History of discovery & characteristics Time & place September 2003 Island of Flores (Indonesia) cave Liang Bua (LB)
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2 Homo floresiensis LB1, LB6 currently 12-14 individuals date ca. 95-17 kya B.P. present since 1 mya B.P.? morphology ca. 1 m (3 feet) ca. 23 kg (55 lbs) brain: 385-417 cc tools “simple” stone tools animal bones dwarf “elephant” charred bones, cut marks Homo floresiensis LB1, LB6 currently 12-14 individuals date ca. 95-17 kya B.P. present since 1 mya B.P.? morphology ca. 1 m (3 feet) ca. 23 kg (55 lbs) brain: 385-417 cc tools “simple” stone tools animal bones dwarf “elephant” charred bones, cut marks Homo floresiensis LB1, LB6 currently 12-14 individuals date ca. 95-17 kya B.P. present since 1 mya B.P.? morphology ca. 1 m (3 feet) ca. 23 kg (55 lbs) brain: 385-417 cc tools “simple” stone tools animal bones dwarf “elephant” charred bones, cut marks Homo floresiensis LB1, LB6 currently 12-14 individuals date ca. 95-17 kya B.P. present since 1 mya B.P.? morphology ca. 1 m (3 feet) ca. 23 kg (55 lbs) brain: 385-417 cc tools “simple” stone tools animal bones dwarf “elephant” charred bones, cut marks Palaeoloxodon creticus Stegodon spp.
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3 Publication 2004; journal Nature
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