Archaeologist Mike Morwood with the remains of a stegodon (left) and Homo floresiensis (right)
Image credit Kate Wong
Kate Wong, writing in the Scientific American, reports on the death of Mike Morwood, co-discoverer of the ‘human hobbit’ –
Morwood, who passed away on July 23 from cancer, made important contributions in research areas ranging from the rock art of Australia’s Kimberly region to the seafaring capabilities of Homo erectus. But he will be best remembered for a discovery he and his colleagues made on the Indonesian island of Flores: the remains of a miniature human species that shared the planet with our own ancestors not so long ago.
Full article here.