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Title: 'Homo floresiensis' and the African Oldowan
Contributor(s): Moore, Mark  (author)orcid ; Brumm, Adam (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5820
Abstract: The small-bodied hominin 'Homo floresiensis' was recently identified at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia. Some researchers have argued that 'H. floresiensis' represents pathological individuals from a behaviorally modern 'Homo sapiens' population, arguing in part that the stone-tools found in association are too "advanced" to have been manufactured by a nonmodern hominin. Here we show that the Pleistocene stone-tools from Flores, including Liang Bua, are technologically and morphologically similar to the 1.2–1.9 Mya Oldowan/Developed Oldowan tools from Olduvai Gorge in Africa. The Pleistocene lithic technology on Flores was therefore within the capabilities of small-brained, nonmodern hominins.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan, p. 61-69
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9781402090608
9781402090592
1402090595
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
210102 Archaeological Science
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/book/978-1-4020-9059-2
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/35185713
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dTKr7gf3HcoC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61
Series Name: Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series
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