New ‘Hobbit’ Fossil

This is from the i paper a few days ago:

Ancient versions of 3ft-tall “hobbits” discovered on an Indonesian island have been unearthed by scientists – and they appear to be even smaller than the originals.

Fossil bones of at least three Lilliputian humans dating back 700,000 years were found on Flores, 43 miles from where the first Homo floresiensis remains were uncovered in 2003.

One fossil fragment came from an adult jawbone that was 20% smaller than its smallest more recent hobbit counterpart.


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