CNN.com - Little hominid may have been failed experiment - Jul 2, 2004
My girlfriend said it better than I ever could:
"Maybe he was just a little man."
I died laughing when she said that this morning. She cut through all the the theoretical bullshot and made it as simple as any honest archeologist must (always) admit the archeological record may well be.
The bigger the grant money prize, the bigger the mound of theoretical bullshot you'll see piling up. Look for a really big mound to pile up on this poor little Home erectus's head.