A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the

A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the "Hobbits" of Flores, Indonesia, Updated Paperback Edition

by Mike Morwood, Penny van Oosterzee
     
 

In October 2004, a team of Australian and Indonesian anthropologists led by Mike Morwood and Raden Pandji Soejono stunned the world with their announcement of the discovery of the first example of a new species of human, Homo floresiensis, which they nicknamed the "Hobbit." This was no creation of Tolkien's fantasy, however, but a tool-using, fire-making,

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In October 2004, a team of Australian and Indonesian anthropologists led by Mike Morwood and Raden Pandji Soejono stunned the world with their announcement of the discovery of the first example of a new species of human, Homo floresiensis, which they nicknamed the "Hobbit." This was no creation of Tolkien's fantasy, however, but a tool-using, fire-making, cooperatively hunting person.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598744149
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue vii

1 In the Footsteps of the Father 1

2 Stories from Cold Cave 31

3 Planning the Project 56

4 A Body of Evidence 79

5 The Devil of Dogma 100

6 Out of Asia 117

7 Islands in the Evolutionary Stream 154

8 The Reaction 183

9 Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue 210

Epilogue 237

Acknowledgments 247

References 251

About The Authors 257

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