In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago.The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation.
The roof is really high, providing good circulation. There were lots of Komodo dragons, lots of rat bones, all sorts of other species, including this kind of giant stork. Wahyu Saptomo (field archaeologist): Before Mike Morwood left for the season in 2003, I said, “Why are you leaving now?
If you leave, maybe we will find something important.” A few days later, on 2 September, I was supervising sector VII. In the early morning we went to the site, and when we arrived in the cave, I didn’t say a thing because both my mind and heart couldn’t handle this incredible moment.
Renfrew (1973) called it 'the radiocarbon revolution' in describing its impact upon the human sciences.
Oakley (1979) suggested its development meant an almost complete re-writing of the evolution and cultural emergence of the human species.
Kerala envelops Mah, a coastal exclave of Pondicherry. First settled in the 10th century BCE by speakers of P cxroto-South Dravidian, Kerala was influenced by the Mauryan Empire.