More on the Liang Bua finds and modern human cretins

Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf, Ben Kefford, John Dennison

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Brown (2012: LB1 and LB6 Homo floresiensis are not modern human (Homo sapiens) cretins, Journal of Human Evolution) makes errors of fact, omission and interpretation. Brown’s comments refer, among others, to (1) delayed growth and development indicated by unfused epiphyses, (2) postcranial limb proportions: limbs to trunk, between limbs, and within limbs, (3) postcranial bone torsions and angles, (4) postcranial robusticity, real and apparent, (5) skull features, and (6) cretinism on Flores. In each of these areas, much information about cretins is incorrect and much information (Oxnard et al., 2010) comparing the Liang Bua remains with cretins is ignored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-412
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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