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March 03, 2005

Hobbit brains

Carl Zimmer has an excellent analysis of of the Flores Hobbit brain. At the current pace I might as well dump Carl's RSS on to GNXP, but, in any case, the highlights:


  • The probability that it is microcephalic goes way down.
  • The probability that it is a H. sapiens pygmy also seems to have decreased.
  • The probability that it is some form of H. erectus seems to be about the same.
  • The probability that it is "something else" seems to go way up (mostly at the expense of microcephaly and human pygmy hypothesis).

Posted by razib at 02:09 PM