Mystery ‘Hobbits’ Are Not Humans Like Us Study Says

Mystery ‘Hobbits’ Are Not Humans Like Us Study Says
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Acoring to new research fossils of Homo floresiensis, “the hobbits” due to their tiny stature, were discovered on the island of Flores in 2003. Controversy has raged ever since as to whether they are an unknown branch of early humans or specimens of modern man deformed by disease. The new study, based on an analysis of the skull bones, shows once and for all that the pint-sized people were not Homo sapiens, according to the researchers. Until now, academic studies have pointing in one direction or another — and scientific discourse has sometimes tipped over into acrimony…

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