New Species of Tiny Humans Were Smart, Brain Study Reveals
Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, March 4, 2005 (ENS) - The first technical study of the brain of Homo floresiensis, a newly discovered species of small early humans, shows anatomical features consistent with higher thought processes, such as taking initiative, planning and language.
Homo floresiensis is a new species of human whose 18,000 year old skeletal remains were excavated from Liang Bua, a limestone cave on the remote Indonesian island of Flores east of Bali.
The skeleton is of a one meter (39 inch) tall female aged about 30. The discovery by an Australian-Indonesian team led by Professor Mike Morwood of Australia's University of New England was announced last October.
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