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Real-world Hobbits ‘are a separate species’

Scientists have found more evidence that the Indonesian "Hobbit" skeletons are a new species of human and not modern pygmies as was hypothesized. The 3ft (one metre) tall, 30kg (65lbs) humans roamed the Indonesian island of Flores, perhaps up to 8,000 years ago. Since the discovery, researchers have argued vehemently as to

Scientists reconstruct 35,000-year-old face from skull fragments

Scientists have reconstructed a face belonging to one of the first early European humans. 'It's really quite bizarre. I'm a scientist and objective but I look at that face and think "Gosh, I'm actually looking at the face of somebody from 40,000 years ago" and there's something weirdly moving about that,'

Major dig at earliest Scots site

A big archaeological dig is taking place at the site in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, where the earliest evidence of human beings in the country was found. The flints, discovered in 2005 but only recently carbon dated, are similar to tools known to have been used in the Netherlands and northern Germany