Ancient Small Humans' Bones Found on Island

Ancient Small Humans' Bones Found on Island
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The youngest Palauan remains were found near the entrance to Omekodel Cave (pictured) and appeared normal in size. Smaller, more primitive looking, and older bones were discovered toward the rear of the cave, which is also where venomous sea snakes come to shed their skins.

The littlest people were similar in size to the so-called hobbit discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003. Some scientists believe the hobbit is a unique species, Homo floresiensis.

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