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The Hobbits Found on Flores Weren’t Humans

This dramatic news item appeared in The New York Times a week ago: according to a new study, the “hobbits” found in 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores were almost certainly not human beings: [T]he [new] findings complemented earlier research … Continue reading

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Hung Like a Hobbit?

Above is an image of an Indonesian hobbit’s skeletal foot and tibia. Your tibia is your long shinbone just below your knee. According to a new paper in Nature, and reported on by the New York Times today, Indonesian hobbits had … Continue reading

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Hobbit-Like Humans a Separate Species?

The BBC reports today on the Hobbit-sized “human” skeletons found in Indonesia. Two new science papers in the journal Nature support the theory that they belong to a separate species, perhaps branching from Homo erectuses living in South-East Asia a million … Continue reading

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