Hobbits not linked to humans
Posted on: Wed 3 May 2017
New research has discovered that the tiny people nicknamed the ‘hobbit’ people of Indonesia are not ancestors or even close relatives of the modern human.
The latest Australian study has found that Homo Floresiensis is more likely a sister species of Homo Habilis.
Professor Mike Lee said, “We don’t need to assume that the hobbit is a shrunken human anymore. All the primitive species from Africa are very small and, if our research is true, the hobbit has always been very small.”
But there are so many questions that still need answering, like how did they get to Indonesia?
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