New study suggests H. floresiensis is a deformed human

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Once again reviving the debate over the nature of the Flores hominid, a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences compares skull scans from various samples, including microcephalic humans and other hominids, and suggest that the H. floresiensis is a microcephalic human rather than a separate species.

Homo floresiensis skull, wikicommons

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Craniometric ratios of microcephaly and LB1, Homo floresiensis, using MRI and endocasts
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 08 August 2011
doi:10.1073/pnas.1105585108
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