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Small but Smart? Flores Hominid Shows Signs of Advanced Brain

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Science  04 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5714, pp. 1386-1389
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5714.1386a

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A detailed study of the cranium of Homo floresiensis, published online this week by Science (, reveals that the 18,000-year-old hominid apparently managed to pack a number of features of more advanced brains into its very small skull.