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Scientists unearthed the 18,000-year-old remains of a 3-foot-tall (1 meter) adult female hominid in 2003 in the Liang Bua cave on the remote Indonesian…Read More »









island of Flores. Since then scientists have argued over whether the remains belonged to a human with an abnormally small head or represented a new species in the human family tree. The diminutive female had a brain approximately one-third the size of modern adult humans. Whether or not these small-bodied individuals lived alongside modern humans is getting closer to having an answer: Researchers found hobbits vanished from Flores either before or soon after modern humans arrived. And in January 2016, they discovered evidence this hobbit had a relative living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Check out the following images showing how scientists have been digging up the past lives of these hobbits.   Less «

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