Is the mystery of the Hobbit’s origins really solved?

In 2003, archaeologists from Indonesia and Australia discovered the bones of a new species of human, named Homo floresiensis, in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. Its short stature – about 3.5 ft (1.1 m) – quickly earned it the nickname of the "hobbit", and ever since its discovery, scientists have been debating where it fits on the human evolutionary tree. According to a new study from the Australian National University (ANU), the species branched out from a common ancestor of ours much earlier than previously thought... Continue Reading "Hobbit" humans may finally have a place in the family tree Category: Science Tags: Archeology Australian National University Evolution Human indonesia Related Articles: Discovery of biggest exposed fault on Earth solves mystery of how abyss formed Loon balloons to fill Internet gaps in Indonesia's islands

Is the mystery of the Hobbit’s origins really solved?

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