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Skeptics Question Whether Flores Hominid Is a New Species

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Science  12 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5699, pp. 1116
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5699.1116a

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A small but vocal group of scientists is arguing that the tiny 18,000-year-old skeleton dubbed Homo floresiensis (Science, 29 October, p. 789) is actually a modern human afflicted with microcephaly, a deformity characterized by a very small brain and head.