Biology / Evolution

Jawbone and teeth reveal hobbit’s 700,000-year-old ancestors

From Cosmos Magazine, June 9, 2016. (Photo by Kinez Riza)

A jawbone and six teeth push back the origins of the “hobbit” – a tiny species of early human – by more than half a million years.

Two studies, published in Nature, detail the remarkable find.

They suggest that the hobbit’s ancestors were already dwarfed and living on the Indonesian island of Flores 700,000 years ago. Read more…

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