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Ref ID: 23760
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Henneberg, Maciej
Title: The mode and rate of human evolution an the recent Liang Bua finds
Date: 2007
Source: Recent Advances on Southeast Asian Paleoanthropology and Archaeology: Proceedings International Seminar on Southeast Asian Paleoanthropology
Place of Publication: Yogyakarta
Publisher: Laboratory of Bioanthropology and Palaeoanthropology, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University
Notes: Held July 23-25, 2007, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Abstract: On the background of the knowledge of brain size and body size of all hominins, the brain size and body size of LB1 are evaluated. It is concluded that the occurrence of a normal hominin induvidual (sic) with this combination of brain size and body size in the Late Pleistocene is improbable (p<0.0001) while its appearance at any time in hominin evolution very unlikely (p<0.001). Thus explanations for the occurrence of Liang Bua skeletal remains alternative to the evolution on Flores of a hitherto unknown hominin species must be sought. A pathology is a likely explanation.
Date Created: 4/7/2008
Editors: Indriati, Etty
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