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Links & Books


Michael Morwood—GeoQuEST Research Center at the University of Wollongong
Browse an extensive list of publications by Michael Morwood and learn about GeoQuEST's research into the relationship between environment and society.

The Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program
This comprehensive site on human origins explores the biological and cultural foundations of human life.

Dean Falk—Florida State University Department of Anthropology
Read a selection of Falk's published articles and learn about her new research, which focuses on the evolution of the brain and cognition in higher primates.

Washington University in St. Louis—Electronic Radiology Lab
Charles Hildebolt and Kirk Smith were part of the group that created the endocast of the "hobbit" skull. Keep up with the latest work at their Electronic Radiology Lab website.

Nature: Flores Man Special
Check out Nature's ongoing coverage of the debate about the species status of LB1.


A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the "Hobbits" of Flores, Indonesia
by Mike Morwood and Penny van Oosterzee. Collins, 2007.

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction
by Bernard Wood. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins
by Carl Zimmer. HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
by Neil Shubin. Prometheus Books, 2007.


"Little Big People"
by Bruce Bower. ScienceNews, August 26, 2008.

"Debate Over 'Little People' Intensifies After Recent Island Discovery"
by John Noble Wilford. The New York Times, March 18, 2008.

"Hobbit Wars"
by Bruce Bower. ScienceNews, May 10, 2008

"'Hobbit' Was Own Species, Not Diseased Human, Brain Study Says"
by John Roach. National Geographic News, January 29, 2007

"The Brain of LB1, Homo floresiensis"
by Dean Falk, Charles Hildebolt, Kirk Smith, et al. Science, 2005; 308:242-245.

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NOVA scienceNOW: Little People of Flores
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