Friday, August 03, 2018

Flores fossils are much older

The NY Times just reported, referring to research from a couple of years ago:
As the researchers extracted DNA from the samples and analyzed it, other scientists were taking a new look at the Homo floresiensis fossils. They realized that the initial estimate of their age was wrong. Instead, the fossils are at least 60,000 years old.
I missed this story about the Flores fossils.

The Flores skull was a huge story because it appeared half-human, half-ape, and only 12k years old. Apparently that age estimate was completely wrong.

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