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The dawn of Homo floresiensis

New fossil findings demonstrate that the diminutive hominin Homo floresiensis lived on the Indonesian island of Flores at least 700,000 years ago, and may point to its rapid dwarfism from the larger Homo erectus. See Letters p.245 & p.249

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Figure 1: Candidates for the ancestry of Homo floresiensis.


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Gómez-Robles, A. The dawn of Homo floresiensis. Nature 534, 188–189 (2016).

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