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Flores hominins: Liang Bua and Mata Menge

  Executive Summary 1. It is not surprising that Mata Menge yielded some hominin remains. Artefacts found there earlier for many years indicated hominin occupation. 2. Hominin fragments now described are undiagnostic taxonomically beyond saying that they are from a … Continue reading

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Mental obsessions of paleoanthropologists

Robert B. Eckhardt Maciej Henneberg  This reply has been written in response to an unrefereed self-promotional piece (Down syndrome theory on Hobbit species doesn’t hold [sic] to scrutiny, by Michael Westaway, Arthur Durband and Mark Collard) that was posted on The … Continue reading

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Rampasasa Mandibles

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Flores forensics, faces, and facades

(Open letter 2 September 2014 to Chloe Ross of 9News, Australia; edited and posted 2 September 2014 on http://www.LiangBuaCave.org) Robert B. Eckhardt and Maciej Henneberg The overall impression that one gains from the latest attempt to market the “mystery hobbit” is … Continue reading

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Dean Falk’s nonce sense

Open letter, 21 August 2014, to Hannah Devlin of the Times (London), edited and posted 24 August 2014 on http://www.LiangBuaCave.org Written in the first person by Robert B. Eckhardt, edited and co-authored by Maciej Henneberg Dear Ms. Devlin: I thought that your … Continue reading

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Dean Falk’s Flores Circus

By Robert B. Eckhardt (written for http://www.LiangBuaCave.org and reposted here and on The Conversation 10 August 2014) http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8395/20140805/hobbit-human-suffering-down-syndrome-researchers.htm Excerpt from the above link: “The debate over the origins of LB1 has been going on for about a decade now. Other … Continue reading

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Response to American Scientist Review – Shorter Version

Flores skeletons: Irrational scientists or imaginary species? Greg Laden reviewed The Fossil Chronicles in the January-February, 2012, American Scientist issue. On July 4, 2012 we submitted a 4100 word response. Subsequently the Editor, David Schoonmaker, allotted 500 words online. Our … Continue reading

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