Debate, A: Who was the Hobbit

Synopsis
Found on an obscure island, the tiny, small-brained, big-footed, "Homo florensiencsis," or "the hobbit," is unlike any other discovery. Where did this being come from, and who are its ancestors? In this light-hearted debate, recorded at the Leakey Foundation in December 2011, Dr. Ian Tattersall and Robert D. Martin, two eminent biological anthropologists, attempt to lift a corner of the veil obscuring one of paleoanthropology’s most intriguing mysteries. Jointly sponsored by the Leakey Foundation and the California Academy of Sciences. (95 minutes)
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Anthropology; Archaeology; Biology
Keywords
human ancestry; human evolution; prehistoric cultures; archaeological finds

Online availability

URI
http://fora.tv/2011/12/06/A_Debate_Who_Was_the_Hobbit
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Ian Tattersall; Robert D Martin

Sponsor

Name

California Academy of Sciences

Web
http://video.calacademy.org/lectures External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 415 379 8000
Address
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
CA 94118
USA
Name

Leakey Foundation

Distributor

Name

Fora.tv

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+1 (415) 868 4310
Fax
+1 (415) 227 0239
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USA
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