Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hobbit Latest

The Anomalist informs us of the latest news on the ongoing "Hobbit" controversy:

Hobbits Walked Out of Africa The Australian. A new analysis by Australian and Indonesian scientists indicates that Homo floresiensis, the tiny human-like creature discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2004 and nicknamed the Hobbit, is not a deformed modern human, as some critics have claimed, but the small-brained, long-armed biped may actually have been the first human-like creature to walk out of Africa. Previously researchers suspected that these Hobbits had descended from Homo erectus but had shrunk over time because of their confinement on an island.

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