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Re: New Homo Species

Quoting Jeff Hecht <jeff@jeffhecht.com>:

> What's more, this new species of Homo -- more closely related to Homo erectus
> than to us -- probably shared an Indonesian island with modern humans as late
> as 13,000 years ago. See also
> http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996588 . There were lots of
> reports listed on Google News just before the Nature embargo expired.

If this weren't October, I'd have thought this was an April Fools' joke.

Hm.  Maybe the "orang pendek" stories aren't so far-fetched after all...

Nick Pharris
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan