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  Hobbit - Homo Floresiensis - Crystalinks
Homo floresiensis ("Man of Flores") is the proposed name for a possible species in the genus Homo, remarkable for its small body, small brain, and survival until relatively recent times.
Homo erectus, thought to be the immediate ancestor of H. floresiensis, was almost the same size as modern humans.
Homo floresiensis certainly coexisted for a long time with modern humans, who arrived in the region 35,000­55,000 years ago, but it is unknown how they may have interacted.
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 New Find is Homo Floresiensis
Homo floresiensis was a one-metre- (3ft) tall species which lived on Flores Island (near Java) from between 95,000 to at least 12,000 years ago.
Floresiensis probably evolved from Homo erectus, whose remains have been discovered on the Indonesian island of Java.
Homo erectus may have arrived on Flores about one million years ago, evolving its tiny physique in the isolation provided by the island in response to the local scarcity of resources.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/FeaturesAfrica/HominidFloresiensis1.htm   (637 words)

  
 The Loom: Hobbits (Homo floresiensis) Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Homo erectus was already about as tall as our own species is today, and had brains that were about three-quarters the size of ours.
The feud over Homo floresiensis, the little people of Indonesia, centers on whether they were an extinct diminutive species that evolved from some ancient hominid, such as Homo erectus, or whether they were just pygmy humans, perhaps suffering from some disease.
Homo floresiensis was not an ape--it had the signature traits of a homind, such as a bipedal anatomy and small canine teeth.
www.corante.com /loom/archives/cat_hobbits_homo_floresiensis.html   (8170 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: 'Hobbit' Fossil Likely Represents New Branch On Human Family Tree
Homo floresiensis -- Homo floresiensis ("Man of Flores") is a species in the genus Homo, remarkable for its small body, small brain, and survival until relatively recent times.
Homo habilis -- Homo habilis ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.5 million to 1.8 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.
Homo heidelbergensis -- Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the thought to be a direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/03/050304175249.htm   (2356 words)

  
 Darwiniana: Homo Floresiensis and Human Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Another interesting aspect of the find is that Homo floresiensis apparently lived until at least 18,000 years ago and was, therefore, a contemporary of anatomically modern humans.
The discovery of Homo floresiensis is only particularly surprising from a bourgeois perspective, with its paradigmatic assumption that history necessarily unfolds in a progressive manner, leading inexorably to our contemporary world.
If populations of Homo erectus or Homo floresiensis had survived to the present, we may have been faced with genuine moral dilemmas of how to deal with fellow humans of a truly different nature.
eonix.8m.com /2005/03/homo-floresiensis-and-human-equality.html   (1057 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is thought to have been contemporaneous with modern humans (Homo sapiens) on the Indonesian island of Flores.
floresiensis to conclude that the species or its ancestors could only have reached the isolated island by water transport, perhaps arriving in bamboo rafts around 100,000 years ago (or, if they are H.
In the May 19, 2006, issue of the journal Science, Robert D. Martin of the Field Museum in Chicago and some co-authors argued that the fossil of Homo floresiensis appears to be that of a modern human with microencephaly, a disorder resulting in a small brain and other defects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homo_floresiensis   (2731 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis: the Hobbit
Homo floresiensis is a species of dwarf human discovered at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 (Brown et al.
Its discoverers believe that floresiensis is a dwarf form of Homo erectus - it is not uncommon for dwarf forms of large mammals to evolve on islands.
Because evolving from erectus to floresiensis is such a drastic reduction in body size, there has been some speculation that floresiensis might actually have evolved from something smaller, such as the Dmanisi hominids found in Georgia, some of which have brain sizes between 600 and 700 cc, smaller than the 800-900cc typical of early erectus.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/flores.html   (1862 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
According to the scientific reports released so far the bones of six individuals are those of the Homo group that includes Homo sapiens and have been dated at between 95,000 and 13,000 years old.
The location of Homo Floresiensis makes it far more likely that they are the end product of a long period of evolution on a comparatively small island, where environmental conditions placed small body size at a selective advantage.
Homo sapiens could have arrived on the island around 70,000 years ago if they were to reach Australia by 65,000 years ago, but no modern man artefacts have yet been found.
www.bradshawfoundation.com /floresiensis.html   (1140 words)

  
 Abnormal Interests: Homo floresiensis Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I say Homo floresiensis, but the fossils found in the Liang Bua cave on the island may not represent a new species at all.
Now, if Homo floresiensis is the result of evolutionary dwarfing, then perhaps the debate might be advanced a bit if someone could find hominid fossils on other islands around southeast Asia that have also followed the Homo floresiensis path.
On the other hand, if Homo floresiensis descended from ancient small hominids, those hominids would have to have come to Flores from Africa, where the oldest hominids are found.
www.telecomtally.com /blog/2006/10/homo_floresiens_1.html   (436 words)

  
 DARWINISM-WATCH.com - Responding Evolutionist Propaganda in the Media
floresiensis is this: when researchers who have accepted the idea that human beings came into being through evolution right from the outset lay their hands on fossils belonging to old human races they name them in such a way as to accord with the evolutionary myth they have present in their minds.
floresiensis as a separate species based on its small brain volume and short skeleton, and the assumption that all individuals possessed those same features, is a mistake.
floresiensis, with a brain volume no larger than that of a chimpanzee, exhibits behaviour no different to that of a large-brained human being, thus proving that human intelligence and mental ability are not proportional to brain volume.
www.darwinism-watch.com /homo_floresiensis.php   (2779 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis the hobbit human.
Homo floresiensis (left) had a cranial capacity of approximately 380 cubic centimeters (small even by chimpanzee standards).
Homo erectus, could have arrived on Flores about one million years ago and evolved this tiny physique in the isolation provided by the island.
LB1's face is similar to members of the genus Homo, with thickened bone in the cranial vault and the shape of the brain case being unlike Australopithecus.
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_flor.html   (431 words)

  
 Hobbit Human-Like Species Found on Flores Island in Indonesia
Homo floresiensis had a brain size less than half that of a newborn and only about one third of a modern human adult.
Reportedly, Australomelanesian population variation falls within the the anatomy found in the Homo floresiensis skeleton, although the size of the skull is still about one-third the size of normal Australomelanesians.
Pygmoid Australomelanesian Homo sapiens skeletal remains from Liang Bua, Flores: Population affinities and pathological abnormalities.
www.godandscience.org /evolution/hobbit.html   (1299 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis - The Hobbit Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Homo floresiensis, dubbed ‘the hobbit’ by the media, has arrived in Oxford.
A replica of the skull of this recently described diminutive species of the genus Homo, to which we, Homo sapiens, belong, is currently on display in the University Museum of Natural History.
Homo floresiensis was one metre tall (just over three feet) – the same size as a three-year-old of our species.
www.bradshawfoundation.com /hobbit.html   (263 words)

  
 Species of Humans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Homo erectus (extinct): The "workman man" lived 1.85 to 0.1 mya lived in Africa, Asia, Indonesia; made advanced stone tools, hand-axes and cleavers, hunted, used fire, had a brain size of 750-1250 cc.
Homo floresiensis (extinct): Man of Flores, Indonesia, an island dwarf form of H.
Homo habilis (extinct): Lived 2-1.5 mya, name means "handy man or skillful person," made stone tools for scavenging meat off of carrion, about 1 m (3 feet) tall with long arms, a possible ancestor to H.
www.alysion.org /life/Homo.htm   (322 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis and human equality: enduring lessons from Stephen Jay Gould Monthly Review - Find Articles
Many scholars where shocked by both the small stature of and late date attributed to the new hominid, with some moved to question whether the remains were not merely those of a deformed modern human, a suggestion that its discoverers reject as unsupported by the evidence.
Gould was one of the best-known critics of this worldview, and he surely would have both welcomed the discovery of Homo floresiensis and been entirely unsurprised by it.
Gould would certainly have written about Homo floresiensis if he was still with us, and his insights are invaluable to the maintenance and development of a dialectical science of human origins.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1132/is_10_56/ai_n16126169   (680 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | More Flores 'Hobbits' described   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Homo floresiensis, as it was called, was little more than a metre tall and lived 18,000 years ago.
The team contends that Homo floresiensis, with its 380-cubic-cm-sized brain, is the outcome of a phenomenon known as endemic or island dwarfing.
floresiensis, it is said the creature could have come out of Homo erectus, a long-extinct early-human species that was known to populate Flores about 800,000 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4331252.stm   (476 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Homo floresiensis: A human-like species who lived until 18,000 years ago in the company of giant Komodo lizards and now-extinct pygmy elephants on the isolated island of Flores in Indonesia.
Homo floresiensis was only one meter (3 feet) tall and had a brain one-third the size of that of modern humans.
Homo erectus, our closest relative, lived on the nearby island of Java as long as 1.6 million years ago, suggesting that the Flores hominins were their descendants.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40193   (148 words)

  
 How the tiny humans got their name. - By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Homo floresiensis find, for example, was first announced in the pages of Nature, one of the world's most prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
Homo floresiensis, for example, is a reference to Indonesia's Flores Island, where the remains of the species were unearthed.
The Homo floresiensis is a landmark not just because it sheds new light on human evolution, but also because the discovery of new mammalian species is a relative rarity.
www.slate.com /id/2108823   (711 words)

  
 Monthly Review March 2005 Richard York
The discovery of Homo floresiensis adds a fourth member of our genus to this same period, with its discoverers suggesting that the remains of still further species of hominids may be found on other islands in the Malay Archipelago.
As some anthropologists have noted, the find of Homo floresiensis “puts yet another (the last?) nail in the multiregional coffin,” since it demonstrates the recent existence of human groups in various regions of the world that were entirely distinct from modern humans and could not have exchanged genes with our recent ancestors.
The weight of current evidence, then, points to the conclusion that regional populations of Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo floresiensis did not slowly blur into regional populations of Homo sapiens, but rather were distinct contemporaries of modern humans until very recently.
www.monthlyreview.org /0305york.htm   (1737 words)

  
 What makes us human? Questions raised by the discovery of Homo Floresiensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It would appear that Homo Floresiensis is a descendant of Homo Erectus (which appeared some 1.8 million years ago) that dwarfed once it got to the island.
The fact that Homo Floresiensis appeared some 85,000 years ago, and bones have been discovered dating from 13,000 years ago, confirms another interesting fact: that several species of humans have shared the planet at the same time.
That Homo Floresiensis evolved by reducing its body size to adapt to the environment of an isolated island, doesn’t mean that it lost brain capacity in the process.
www.marxist.com /homo-floresiensis-dialectics071204.htm   (3929 words)

  
 Homo floresiensis - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Homo floresiensis («Hombre de Flores») es el nombre propuesto para una posible especie recientemente descrita del género Homo, extraordinaria por el pequeño tamaño de su cuerpo y su cerebro, y por su reciente supervivencia, pues se cree que fue contemporánea con los humanos modernos (Homo sapiens) en la remota isla indonesia de Flores.
floresiensis a concluir que la especie o sus antecesores sólo pudieron haber alcanzado la isla aislada por medio de algún transporte marítimo, quizás llegando en balsas de bambú hace unos 100.000 años.
Cross-sectional geometry of the femur and tibia in Homo floresiensis.
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 A breed apart - Science - www.theage.com.au
The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis was found in a cave and is from an adult female who measured just a metre tall.
The implication was that the toolmakers, presumably Homo erectus, were capable of navigating the open sea.
Of perhaps more current concern to anthropologists is the degree to which Homo floresiensis, with its small stature and - especially - tiny brain, will force a redefinition of humanity, at least in terms of anatomy.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/10/28/1098667904973.html?oneclick=true   (1602 words)

  
 Hobbit-Like Human Ancestor Found in Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Named Homo floresiensis, after the island on which it was found, the tiny human has also been dubbed by dig workers as the "hobbit," after the tiny creatures from the Lord of the Rings books.
Homo floresienses has been described as one of the most spectacular discoveries in paleoanthropology in half a century—and the most extreme human ever discovered.
Homo erectus has been classified as archaic humans with brains ranging from 650 to 1,250 centimeters, and ranging in height from1.55 to 1.78 meters tall.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/10/1027_041027_homo_floresiensis.html   (1008 words)

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