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Comment on "The Brain of LB1, Homo Floresiensis"

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Comment on "The Brain of LB1, Homo Floresiensis"

R D Martin et al. Science.

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Endocast analysis of the brain Homo floresiensis by Falk et al. (Reports, 8 April 2005, p. 242) implies that the hominid is an insular dwarf derived from H. erectus, but its tiny cranial capacity cannot result from normal dwarfing. Consideration of more appropriate microcephalic syndromes and specimens supports the hypothesis of modern human microcephaly.

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  • The Brain of LB1, Homo Floresiensis
    D Falk et al. Science 308 (5719), 242-5. PMID 15749690.
    The brain of Homo floresiensis was assessed by comparing a virtual endocast from the type specimen (LB1) with endocasts from great apes, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, a hum …

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