“Hobbit” Humans Were Diseased Cretins, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 6, 2008   View Article

The fossils of hobbit-like humans discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 may have been severely malnourished modern humans, a controversial new study suggests.

The hypothesis is the latest in a string of diseases proposed to explain the small-bodied fossils.

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