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Scientists Find Ancient Hobbit-Sized People

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Scientists Find Ancient Hobbit-Sized People - 10/28/04 08:04 PM

Oct. 27, 2004 Once upon a time, on an isolated island of Indonesia, there lived a colony of little people very little people.

Not only did anthropologists find the skeletal remains of a hobbit-sized, 30-year-old adult female, in this fairy-tale-like discovery they also uncovered in the same limestone cave the remains of a Komodo dragon, stone tools and a dwarf elephant.

Subsequent finds of other similarly sized, 3-foot-tall humans with brains the size of grapefruits in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores suggest these 18,000-year-old specimens weren't a quirk of an ancient hominin, but part of an entire species of miniature people whose existence overlapped with that of modern Homo sapiens.

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