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Landmark Paper from HESP and BISC members Mark Collard and Arne Mooers

July 31, 2015
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HESP and BISC members Mark Collard (left) and Arne Mooers (right) lead a “landmark” paper published July 22nd in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.  With their PhD student, Mana Dembo, they are the first to apply new statistical tests to several controversial hypotheses of human origins, including the ancestry of the Flores Island “Hobbit." 

Find the paper at http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1812/20150943 and some media coverage at the links below.

http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/first-humans-out-of-africa-were-small-scrappy-150721.htm

http://www.livescience.com/51628-human-evolution-biggest-questions.html

http://www.livescience.com/29100-homo-floresiensis-hobbit-facts.html