Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores

A. Brumm, G.D. van den Bergh, M. Storey, I. Kurniawan, B.V. Alloway, R. Setiawan, E. Setiyabudi, R. Grün, M. Moore, D. Yurnaldi, M.R. Puspaningrum, U.P. Wibowo, H. Insani, I. Sutisna, J.A. Westgate, N.J.G. Pearce, M. Duval, H. J. M. Meijer, F. Aziz, T. SutiknaS. van der Kaars, S. Flude, M.J. Morwood

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Recent excavations at the early Middle Pleistocene site of Mata Menge in the So'a Basin of central Flores, Indonesia, have yielded hominin fossils attributed to a population ancestral to Late Pleistocene Homo floresiensis. Here we describe the age and context of the Mata Menge hominin specimens and associated archaeological findings. The fluvial sandstone layer from which the in situ fossils were excavated in 2014 was deposited in a small valley stream around 700 thousand years ago, as indicated by
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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