“Hobbit” Human Was Unique Species, Wrist Bones Suggest

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 20, 2007   View Article

The proof is in the wrist: The “hobbit” human found on the Indonesian island of Flores is indeed a unique species, not a diseased modern human, a new bone analysis suggests.

Since the discovery of the hobbit’s remains was announced in 2004, researchers have debated whether the find represent a new, small-bodied species called Homo floresiensis or a diseased modern human.

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