Photo: "Hobbits" Not Good Runners; Proof of New Human Species?



The fossil foot of a so-called hobbit (pictured) from the Indonesian island of Flores contains clues that the tiny humans were not good runners, according to a May 2009 study. The foot has no arches, a stubby big toe, and is exceptionally long compared to a modern human's.

The finding adds to what some scientists call a growing body of evidence that hobbits were a unique human species.

Image courtesy Djuna Ivereigh/ARKENAS


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