Hobbits Were Pygmy Ancestors, Not New Species, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 21, 2006   View Article

The “hobbits” that lived on the Indonesian island of Flores until at least 18,000 years ago were not a distinct species of early human, a new analysis of the fossils suggests.

The hobbit remains were first proposed as a new species in 2004 after a single skull and the bones of several individuals were found on Flores.

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