It used to be that stunted the ancestors of the people from the island of Flores is a degenerate group of CRO-magnons.
Australian researchers said that disproved the popular theory of the origin of the ancestors of the people of the species Homo floresiensis.
It used to be that stunted the ancestors of the people from the island of Flores is a degenerate group of CRO-magnons. But anthropologists from the University of Flinders in Adelaide proved that it is not.
The researchers conducted a comparative analysis of the remains of Homo floresiensis and other species of the genus Homo (man), using the method of statistical modeling. The analysis used a sample of 133 bones of the skull, jaws, arms, legs, and shoulders of ancient people.
The researchers came to the conclusion that the inhabitants of the island of Flores, according to anatomic characteristics were much closer to the members of the species Homo habilis, who lived from 2.1 million to 1.5 million years ago, Homo erectus (Homo erectus). For example, the structure of the jaws of Homo floresiensis is much more primitive than those of Homo erectus.
“We found that if you are trying to link these types of on the family tree, you poluchaete very unsupported result. All the tests say it’s a viable theory. Otherwise it is difficult to understand why there was a regression of the jawbone of Homo erectus evolved back to a primitive state,” says anthropologist Debbie Ago.
One of the authors of the study, Michael Lee, said that thanks to the detailed analysis of succeeded with 99% accuracy to determine that the person Florensky is not a descendant of Homo erectus. Moreover, according to him, “hobbits” are certainly not correctly formed Homo sapiens.
Man Florensky (Homo floresiensis) is a fossil dwarf species of people. Because of the small growth Florensky man also known as “the hobbit”. The remains of Homo floresiensis were discovered in 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores. Growth Florensky people is estimated to be about 1 meter. The researchers also point out the many archaic features in its skull and limbs Florensky people.
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