Photo: "Hobbit" Island Tools Predate Modern Humans, Study Says



In an artist's conception a male hobbit-like human—dubbed Homo floresiensis by scientists who believe the creatures to be a unique human species—returns from the hunt.

Found on the island of Flores in Indonesia, these ancient humans grew no taller than a three-year-old modern-human child. Their small size led scientists to nickname them "hobbits," after the tiny Lord of the Rings characters.


Photograph from Associated Press, PAMPC PA


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