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In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis , a small relative of modern
Four scientists recall the discovery of Homo floresiensis and discuss the still-open question of its place in human evolution.
In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensisin research areas ranging from the rock art of Australia’s Kimberly region to the seafaring capabilities of Homo erectus.
Meet Homo naledi, the newest member of the human family. Its physical traitsbuilt upon one another to create the modern-day human species: Homo sapiens.in research areas ranging from the rock art of Australia’s Kimberly region to the seafaring capabilities of Homo erectus.For 2,000 years most educated men believed that remote areas were inhabited by monstrous races. It was only with the 19th century that it became clear that there was only one species of living menThis species, until recently known by a multiplicity of other names, was probably the immediate predecessor of modern man. It now seems possible that the transition took place some 500,000 years agoAre we genetically optimized to down chicken wings?Skull scans suggest that the small-brained Indonesian hominid was a modern human suffering from a developmental disorder.Continuing a family tradition, Meave G. Leakey uncovers the skeletons in your closetBooks and recommendations from Scientific American