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Preface: research at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Excavations at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia, have yielded evidence for an endemic human species, Homo floresiensis, a population that occupied the cave between w95–17 ka. This discovery has major implications for early hominin evolution and dispersal in Africa and Asia, attracting worldwide interest. This preface describes the rationale for the excavations in historical, geographical, and wider research

    contexts, as well as the methods used. It also introduces the other papers on aspects of Liang Bua

    research that feature in this edition of the Journal of Human Evolution. 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Authors


  •   Morwood, Michael J. (external author)
  •   Sutikna, Thomas
  •   Saptomo, E Wahyu. (external author)
  •   Jatmiko, - (external author)
  •   Hobbs, D R (external author)
  •   Westaway, Kira E. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Morwood, M. J., Sutikna, T., Saptomo, E. W., Jatmiko, , Hobbs, D. R. & Westaway, K. E. (2009). Preface: research at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia. Journal of Human Evolution, 57 (5), 437-449.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70449133450

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4979

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 437

End Page


  • 449

Volume


  • 57

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • Excavations at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia, have yielded evidence for an endemic human species, Homo floresiensis, a population that occupied the cave between w95–17 ka. This discovery has major implications for early hominin evolution and dispersal in Africa and Asia, attracting worldwide interest. This preface describes the rationale for the excavations in historical, geographical, and wider research

    contexts, as well as the methods used. It also introduces the other papers on aspects of Liang Bua

    research that feature in this edition of the Journal of Human Evolution. 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Authors


  •   Morwood, Michael J. (external author)
  •   Sutikna, Thomas
  •   Saptomo, E Wahyu. (external author)
  •   Jatmiko, - (external author)
  •   Hobbs, D R (external author)
  •   Westaway, Kira E. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Morwood, M. J., Sutikna, T., Saptomo, E. W., Jatmiko, , Hobbs, D. R. & Westaway, K. E. (2009). Preface: research at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia. Journal of Human Evolution, 57 (5), 437-449.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70449133450

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4979

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 437

End Page


  • 449

Volume


  • 57

Issue


  • 5