Hawks is at the AAPA meetings and reports on several interesting papers on Homo floresiensis. The first examines the crainofacial shape of LB 1 and concludes that the morphology is consistent with that of a scaled down ancient hominid. The second looks at the wrist anatomy of LB 1 and concludes that:
…the evidence is more consistent with hypotheses that H. floresiensis is descended from a hominin ancestor that migrated out of Africa prior to the evolution of the shared, derived carpal morphology characteristic of H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis.
Update: As Matt points out in the comments, this was at the Paleoanth meetings. I misread Hawks, he will be at the AAPA meetings later this week.
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