In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensis
in research areas ranging from the rock art of Australia’s Kimberly region to the seafaring capabilities of Homo erectus.
built upon one another to create the modern-day human species: Homo sapiens.
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 men
This 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 ago
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Skull scans suggest that the small-brained Indonesian hominid was a modern human suffering from a developmental disorder.
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Shell markings are the oldest abstract signs ever discovered.
Image: A mussel shell engraved by Homo erectus between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago Credit: Wim