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Friday, October 07, 2011

DALE DRINNON: Possible oriental australopithecine


The blog slated for Fiday at Frontiers of Zoology just went up. It has a bearing on both the Flores Hobbit and the Orang Gadang by way of discussing "Meganthropus"

And Rex Gilroy wants to have these get through to Australia as well. I'm none too certain that the evidence warrants that: we have reports of large and small hairy guys in Australia but it seems to me they should all be variants on one species.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Minor sorting error: this one went to Frontiers of Anthropology and another blog posting (another 1950s men's magazine cover) went to Frontiers of Zoology. I also had a review of a new Lost Continent of Mu book at Frontiers of Anthropology. Just to keep things straight.

Best Wishes, Dale D.