International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
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'Vančata V, 2005: A Preliminary Analysis of Long Bone Measurements of Homo floresiensis: Bone Robusticity, Body Size, Proportions and Encephalisation. Anthropologie (Brno) 43, 2-3: 273-282'.
This is the first preliminary analysis of long bone measurements and body size and proportion in Homo floresiensis. In contradiction to the original description (Brown et al. 2004) we have found the bones relatively very robust and that the individual was much taller than it is presented in the original description. A relatively extraordinary large femoral head and relatively short biomechanical neck length is a typical feature of this human fossil. The length of radius is relatively out of range of any known hominine. In summary the fossil find of Homo floresiensis LB1 fossil specimen represents relatively short, but very robust individual with a relatively very small brain comparable to earliest Homo species. The phylogenetic position of Homo floresiensis is not clear because there are not many archaic features typical for Homo erectus on the postcranial skeleton but many specific autapomorphic ones. Some of them are similar to Neanderthals or Upper Paleolithic anatomically modern humans. This specific morphology of long bones contradicts some very archaic features on pelvis or on the skull.
Homo floresiensis - Long bones - Proportions - Body height - Body size - Body mass index - Encephalisation

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