- Apr 2009
April 28th, 2009
An inconclusive meeting was held April 21-23, 2009 at Stony Brook, New York that shed very little new light on the puzzling fossils nicknamed “Hobbit” and formally named Homo floresiensis. The fossils were discovered in a cave on the island of Flores in Indonesia, southeast of Java, in 2003. Researchers were puzzled from the start by the diminutive stature (three feet tall), small br
April 20th, 2009
The always fascinating Neanderthals were the subject of two studies announced in recent weeks. The first revealed at least three and possibly four genetically distinct subgroups of Homo neanderthalensis, while the second disputed the contention Neanderthals were cannibals at a Croatian site.