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BS&M Does Homo floresiensis

This past Friday, our journal club took on “The affinities of Homo floresiensis based on phylogenetic analyses of cranial, dental, and postcranial characters” (Argue et al. 1.125 kata lagi


Human History Twist

On the island of Flores, about a decade ago, in the Liang Bua cave there were discovered some bones. The bones were human like, but small, perhaps those of a child. 986 kata lagi


Discovering DNA in Dirt, & 4 Other Amazing Things that Happened in Paleoanthropology Last Week!

Did you blink at any point in the last week? If so, you may have missed some incredible paleoanthropology announcements. This exciting branch of science is out to remind us, once again, that big things are unfolding–and a blink or a short doze might mean you miss another exciting news story. 994 kata lagi


Stalked by a Stork?

Among the fossils found in the Liang Bua caves on the island of Flores are four leg bones and some other bones believed to belong to a giant stork (1.8 meters tall would tower over 1.0 meter tall… 71 kata lagi

Revising the timing - continued

One problem with asserting microcephaly is that there are already 185 distinct genes (see the SAITO screenshot at the bottom) implicated in different kinds of microcephaly. 379 kata lagi

Revising the timing

Homo floresiensis is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3.5 feet in height were discovered in 2003 in a cave at Liang Bua on the island of Flores in Indonesia. 319 kata lagi

A Day at Liang Bua

In 2004, the discovery of a tiny hominin catapulted the limestone cave of Liang Bua into the scientific spotlight. Few people realize, however, that Liang Bua’s scientific history extends both long before the hobbit’s discovery and continues unfolding to the present day. 2.954 kata lagi