Thursday, November 13, 2008

Homo floresiensis revisited on Nova's "Alien from Earth"

In 2003, an Australian/Indonesian team made a stunning discovery deep within a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Flores: the remains of what they and many other experts consider a brand-new species of human, Homo floresiensis. The following year, the crew unearthed remains of up to eight more "hobbit" individuals in the same cave.

Mike Morwood has written many scientific papers on the discovery and is coauthor (with Penny van Oosterzee), of A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the "Hobbits" of Flores, Indonesia (Smithsonian Books, 2007).

NOVA Alien From Earth Ask the Expert PBS

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