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
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