Saturday, February 03, 2007

"Hobbits" of Indonesia their own Species?

18,000 years ago small, Hobbit like people lived in what is now Indonesia.

They would of had contact with Homo Sapiens (Nearby and hard to reach Australia had been inhabited since 42,000 years ago) but it appears they lived apart from one another.

A new study says these people were their own species which died out. While some dispute this it appears another branch has been added to man's family tree. These "Hobbits" are more cousin than parent, like the Neanderthals who died out 24,000 years ago.

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