Skull with associated mandible. Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man"; nicknamed "hobbit" and "Flo") is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3 feet (0.91 m) in height were discovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Partial skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium (skull). These remains have been the subject of intense research to determine whether
The rate of mutation and the pattern of mutation in the mt DNA can not only help us date mt Eve, but can help track the migration of humans out of Africa and around the world. The numbers with a k =thousands of years ago.