Friday, March 8, 2013

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Scientist discover Real Life Hobbit bones

  

In 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores, a new primitive version of the modern human was discovered.  Being so different from any other primitive human species, interest began to grow in these skeletal remains. One things became very clear from early on in the research: they were TINY. In 2004, two articles were written in Nature about these little people, and so the story of the “hobbits” that really existed began. 




 According to an article on humanorigins.si.edu, “The skeletal evidence suggests that adults of this species had extremely small brains (400 cubic centimeters), stood only about 1 meter (3’6″) tall, and weighed around 30 kg (66 lbs).  For their height, these individuals have large body masses, the proportions between the upper arm (humerus) and upper leg (femur) also appear more similar to those in Australopithecus and Homo habilis than those of modern humans.

   It is also theorized that the h. floresiensis lived up until about 12,000 years ago, making it the longest-living non-modern human species ever, even longer than the Neanderthals.




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