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Palaeoanthropology

Human evolution writ small

We are the only living species of the genus Homo. Given the startling results of a cave excavation in Southeast Asia, it seems that we coexisted with another species until much more recently than had been thought.

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Figure 1: Homo floresiensis in the context of the evolution and dispersal of the genus Homo.
Figure 2: The relative brain and body size of H. floresiensis.

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Mirazón Lahr, M., Foley, R. Human evolution writ small. Nature 431, 1043–1044 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/4311043a

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