Schedule 2017-01-04T18:04:23+00:00
8:00 am REGISTRATION
9:30 am WELCOME
Richard Leakey, Stony Brook University
9:35 am OVERVIEW
William Jungers, Stony Brook University
9:40 am Introduction of Speakers

Fred Grine, Stony Brook University

9:45 am “Hobbits in context: life, times and death of Homo floresiensis”

Michael J. Morwood, University of Wollongong, Australia

10:15 am “Digging up Hobbits: The Excavations at Liang Bua”

Thomas Sutikna, National Research and Development Centre for Archaeology, Indonesia

10:45 am COFFEE BREAK
11:15 am “Stone Tools and Hominins on Flores”

Mark Moore, University of New England, Australia

11:45 am “Whence Homo floresiensis? Clues from the brain.”

Dean Falk, Florida State University

12:15 pm “Her Teeth Were Sharp, Her Gums Were Raw, and Spit Was Dripping From Her Jaw: The Little Things That Make Us Human”

Peter Brown, University of New England, Australia

12:45-2:15pm LUNCH
2:15 pm “Why the Tiny Wrist Bones of a Hobbit Tell Us So Much About a Big Chapter in Human Evolutionary Theory”

Matthew Tocheri, Smithsonian Institution

2:45 pm

“The Hobbit Shrugged: The Shoulder of Homo floresiensis and its Implications For Human Evolution.”

Susan Larson, Stony Brook University

3:15 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:45 pm “Can Island Dwarfing Explain Hobbit Body Size and Shape?”

William Jungers, Stony Brook University

4:15 pm “Virtual Hobbits and Health in Homo floresiensis”

Charles Hildebolt, Washington University in St. Louis

4:45 pm Remarks

Shirley Strum Kenny, Stony Brook University

4:50 pm Issues for Discussion

Richard Leakey, Stony Brook University

5- 5:30 pm GENERAL Q & A
5:30 pm END OF SYMPOSIUM