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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Incredible Discovery: Hobbits found in Indonesia

    Posted by Reena Ganga

From Nature:

It sounds too incredible to be true, but this is not a hoax. A species of tiny human has been discovered, which lived on the remote Indonesian island of Flores just 18,000 years ago.

Researchers have so far unearthed remains from eight individuals who were just one metre tall, with grapefruit-sized skulls. These astonishing little people, nicknamed 'hobbits', made tools, hunted tiny elephants and lived at the same time as modern humans who were colonizing the area.

This is an amazing discovery that will rewrite anthropological textbooks.

For full coverage and analysis, check out Nature's website.




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