Hobbits! Hobbits! and more Hobbits! is the theme for this week’s Wednesday Rojak, which is not surprising since last week saw the release of a paper supporting the hobbit-is-not-human camp by describing the wrist bones of homo floresiensis as primitive, descending from an earlier hominin offshoot. Read about:
- Kambiz Kamrani takes a closer look at the bone analyses outlined in the study.
- The Cabinet of Wonders takes a step back to comment on the dynamics of opinion about the hobbit in Hobbits? It’s all in the wrist.
- While Kris points out that between a new species of human or deformed, the hobbit might not even be human.
- And for an overview of early human migrations through the world, TuLu Research posts a small map and timeline for your reference.
- On an afterthought, 900 ft Jesus thinks that the whole Hobbit affair should really mess with creationists’ heads.
Of course, there’s some other stuff in Southeast Asia too, like:
- Andy Brouwer muses about a stolen Buddhist sculpture from a small Angkoran temple Daun Tri.
- Still in Cambodia, Jeremie and Rita write about the Bayon, the royal temple of Angkor Thom.
In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) Iâ€™ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are of related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me