Wednesday Rojak #55 – The Hobbit Symposium edition

Last week, the Stony Brook University in New York hosted a one-day symposium at the Turkana Basin Institute entitled Hobbits in a Haystack: Homo floresiensis and human evolution. In this edition of rojak, we’ll be focusing on some of the buzz from the symposium.
photo credit: ideonexus

  • I’d like to start off by introducing Raymond Ho, a Bioanthropology Major at CUNY – Queens College who blogs about the Hobbit symposium sessions here (list of sessions) and here (Dean Falk’s talk on the Hobbit’s brain). Raymond also come from Malaysia – Ipoh to be exact!
  • Check out some pictures of the Hobbit’s skeleton in Mamoritai’s photostream.
  • The New York Times writes that the emerging consensus among the experts is that homo floresiensis is indeed a new species.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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