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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 26, Problem 10SQ
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Homo floresiensis fossils were discovered in _______.

  1. a. Australia
  2. b. China
  3. c. Indonesia
  4. d. South Africa

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Hominins are the group of all extinct human like species and humans where they showed the unique characteristic of bipedalism. The Homo species’ fossils were discovered in several parts of the world based on which the human migration pattern was studied.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer:

In the island of Flores in Indonesia, scientists discovered a new Homo fossil in 2002 and assigned the name Homo floresiensis. The fossil was only a meter tall with heavy brows and small brain capacity. The Homo floresiensis are the descendents  of the Homo erectus. The Homo floresiensis are commonly known as Flores Hominins.

Option c. is given as “Indonesia” and the fossils of Homo floresiensis was discovered in Indonesia. Hence, the correct answer is option c.

Reason for incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as, “Australia”.  The fossil of Homo floresiensis was not discovered in Australia...

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