Hobbit: "The Wrist ends the debate!"
20 Sep, 2007 08:22 pm
A new study published today in Science attempts to resolve the Hobbit argument. The report states that the so called Hobbit fossils found in Flores, Indonesia represent a new species rather than a diminutive human. Matthew Tocheri, lead author of the study, answers Scitizen's questions.
What does that mean in terms of hominin evolution?
Do you think that your findings will put an end to the debate that has been going on for years?
Matthew W. Tocheri is a researcher at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Interview by Clementine Fullias
Tocheri M. W., et al, It's in the Wrist: The Primitive Wrist of Homo floresiensis and Its Implications for Hominin Evolution, Science, September 21