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“Hobbit” teeth undergo analysis

Researchers have analysed 40 teeth from nine specimens of Homo floresiensis, revealing that the species was separate from modern humans. A team of researchers affiliated with the National Museum of Nature and Science in Japan, The University of Wollongong in Australia and The National Research and Development Centre for Archaeology, in

Did giant storks hunt Indonesian “hobbits”?

Fossils of a giant stork have been found on the same Indonesian island as Homo floresiensis, a.k.a. the hobbits, and some are hypothesizing that it may have been capable of hunting juvenile members of the species. They found fossilised fragments of four leg bones in the Liang Bua caves on

“Hobbit” was an iodine-deficient human, not new species

A new study has been published which shows that the Homo floresiensis is a human affected by hypothyroid cretinism. The remains, allegedly as recent as 15,000 years, were discovered in 2003 in the Liang Bua caves on the Indonesian island of Flores by archaeologists seeking evidence of the first human

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