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Painting by Peter Schouten supplied by the University of Wollongong
Cover Story: Hobbit Saga Highlights a Science in Crisis
The latest salvo in the ongoing Homo floresiensis battle has placed the science of human evolution in deep conceptual crisis.
The skull of Homo floresiensis (right) is much smaller than ours (left).
Feature: Big Questions about Little Hominins
The discovery of diminutive human fossils in Indonesia has challenged paradigms in human evolution – and has therefore been highly controversial. How strong is the evidence that Homo floresiensis is a separate species and not a stunted modern human?
Simon Says: Of Hobbits and Hoodies
The main critic of the view that a now-extinct human species inhabited the island of Flores has a good record for media coverage but not so good for scientific judgements that bear scrutiny.