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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. A uote from the book The most important find in paleoanthropology for 50 years In parts there seems to be a little too much emphasis on the politics and wranglings between the InternationalIndonesian labs but the arguments against genetic morthology are solid and well explained meaning we do indeed have a new human who incredibly lived until 12000 years ago How eually incredible that JRR Tolkien s masterpiece has been echoed to some extent in this scientific find even down to the Hobbits large feet and fire breathing dragons the Komodos which lived on the island of Flores Tolkien would have been lost for words Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet even spiteful and when the Hobbits became Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, embroiled in scientific controversy as no find of such magnitude could avoid it proved Detective Wanda Wolfe 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. A uote from the book The most important find in paleoanthropology for 50 years In parts there seems to be a little too much Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości emphasis on the politics and wranglings between the InternationalIndonesian labs but the arguments against genetic morthology are solid and well Zawieszenie niewiary eually incredible that JRR Tolkien s masterpiece has been Healing Sex echoed to some Spark (Stronger, extent in this scientific find Wonder Woman and Philosophy even down to the Hobbits large feet and fire breathing dragons the Komodos which lived on the island of Flores Tolkien would have been lost for words

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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

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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

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • A New Human The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the Hobbits of Flores Indonesia
  • Mike Morwood
  • English
  • 06 October 2017
  • 9780060899080

10 thoughts on “A New Human The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the Hobbits of Flores Indonesia

  1. says:

    Interesting account of the unearthing of a new species of human Great over view of man's progression and the geologic forces that have shaped the stage where our lives and those of our very distant ancestors were lived out on I was aware of the internecine conflicts that exist in academia but it was distressing neverthel

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    This book the revised version dated 2007 tells the story of the discovery of Homo floresiensis hobbit remains on the island of Flores the analyses to discover who these people were and what relationship they had with Homo sapiens and the jealous scientists who tried to undermine the discoverers' credibility and who damage

  4. says:

    One of the most interesting and thought provoking books I have read in some time

  5. says:

    This book is a very uick read at just a couple of hundred pages and while this was an interesting account of the discovery of the small diminutive fossil Homo floresiensis in the Liang Bua limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Flores the

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    A uote from the book 'The most important find in paleoanthropology for 50 years' In parts there seems to be a little too much emphasis on the politics and wranglings between the InternationalIndonesian labs but the arguments against genetic mo

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    2004 book We need a seuelThe book is easy to read

  10. says:

    It wasn't that startling or strange Most of the book is the author discussing why he believes it's part of the homo lineage and his fights for the credit and rights of the discovery Yet another reminder for why I try to avoid academia

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