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The Homo floresiensis controversy
Kraken: archives de cryptozoologie (2009)
  • Robert Cribb, The Australian National University
Abstract

The 2004 announcement of the discovery of a new species of hominin in the form of sub-fossil remains from Liang Bua cave in Flores aroused immediate excitement and controversy. The discovery attracted sceptical attention from dissenting palaeontologists. The sometimes acrimonious debate addressed the relative importance of apparently archaic and apparently modern features of the remains.

Keywords
  • Homo,
  • floresiensis,
  • Homo floresiensis,
  • hobbit,
  • Flores,
  • Liang Bua,
  • Morwood,
  • Michael,
  • Indonesia,
  • Australia,
  • new species,
  • human,
  • female,
  • chimpanzee,
  • pygmy,
  • dwarfism,
  • Stegodon,
  • Ebu Gogo,
  • Forth,
  • Neanderthal,
  • sea,
  • discoverers,
  • sceptics,
  • primitive,
  • modern,
  • Teuku,
  • Jacob,
  • microcephaly,
  • dentition,
  • Lucy,
  • Austrolpithecus,
  • afarensis,
  • wrist,
  • teeth,
  • island,
  • intelligence,
  • small stature,
  • disease,
  • cretins,
  • cretinism,
  • Laron,
  • Henneburg,
  • Thorne,
  • Ambroise,
  • Pare,
  • Parey,
  • Dobson,
  • iodine factor,
  • scientific terrorism,
  • DNA,
  • RSOH,
  • single origin,
  • Wolpoff,
  • erectus,
  • Homo,
  • sapiens,
  • palaeontology,
  • prehistory,
  • out of Africa,
  • MCPH
Disciplines
Publication Date
December, 2009
Citation Information
Robert Cribb. "The Homo floresiensis controversy" Kraken: archives de cryptozoologie Vol. 2 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_cribb/16/