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The Flores Island, Indonesia - Hobbits were real

November 20th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

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Island has become famous because of small human beings remains (called by scientists - "Hobbits").

Below fragment of "Nature's" article:

"It sounds too incredible to be true, but this is not a hoax. A species of tiny human has been discovered, which lived on the remote Indonesian island of Flores just 18,000 years ago.

Researchers have so far unearthed remains from eight individuals who were just one metre tall, with grapefruit-sized skulls. These astonishing little people, nicknamed 'hobbits', made tools, hunted tiny elephants and lived at the same time as modern humans who were colonizing the area. tells the story of a find that changes the world of palaeoanthropology, and challenges our perception of what it means to be human."

(Source: Nature)

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