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A New Human The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the Hobbits of Flores Indonesia

Read & Download A New Human The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the Hobbits of Flores Indonesia

ArchipelagoEven Morwood had to navigate the rock shoals of an archaeological bureaucracy that could be obtuse and even spiteful and when the Hobbits became embroiled in scientific controversy as no find of such magnitude could avoid it proved easy for Morwood to get nearly swamped with trouble Finds were stolen and damaged and the backbiting was fierce But the light of science once brightened is difficult to dim and the story of the indefatigable Morwood's fight to defend his find discovery is an inspirati Really interesting book about the discovery of Homo floresiensis by one of the paleoanthropologists who found him Lots of intrigue about the politics around the discovery and the battle over the bones between scientists

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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 The Morwood and his colleagues revealed about the find the astonishing it became standing only three feet tall with brains a little la I knew that homo floresiensis hunted dwarf stegadons but apparently they also hunted komodo dragons Imagine that three feet tall and taking down mini elephants and giant lizards For a long time I had my doubts about whether they were a separate species of human and gave into the idea that they were all pathological specimens a whole tribe of microcephalic down syndrome autists I think I let myself believe that because I wanted them to be a separate species and anything I want is automatically bad or wrong But this book convinced me that homo floresiensis is a different species and that the world is a wider and crazier place than we give it credit forThe book does a great job of outlining the finds breaking down the discoveries and finding meaning in them as well as giving an exciting recount of their discovery and the subseuent politicking and academic backbiting that a discovery of such a magnitude entails An Introduction To Practical Biochemistry using fire making cooperatively hunting person The Morwood and his colleagues revealed about the find the astonishing it became standing only three feet tall with brains a little la I knew that homo floresiensis hunted dwarf stegadons but apparently they also hunted komodo dragons Imagine that three feet tall and taking down mini elephants and giant lizards For a long time I had my doubts about whether they were a separate species of human and gave into the idea that they were all pathological specimens a whole tribe of microcephalic down syndrome autists I think I let myself believe that because I wanted them to be a separate species and anything I want is automatically bad or wrong But this book convinced me that homo floresiensis is a different species and that the world is a wider and crazier place than we give it credit forThe book does a great job of outlining the finds breaking down the discoveries and finding meaning in them as well as giving an exciting recount of their discovery and the subseuent politicking and academic backbiting that a discovery of such a magnitude entails

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Rger than a can of cola the Hobbits forced anthropologists and everyone to reconsider what it means to be humanMorwood's work was no ordinary academic exercise Along the way he had to tread warily through the cultural landscape of Indonesia he has an embarrassing mishap with some hard to chew pork and he demonstrated that sometimes the life of a real archaeologist can be a bit like Indiana Jones's when he risked his neck in an ocean going raft to experience how ancient Indonesians might have navigated the An interesting and at times eye opening first hand account of the discovery of Homo floresiensis the first of multiple discoveries this century that have really shaken up our understanding of the human story A fairly easy read too