Shocking if true

…what a day for science – a discovery that’s been hailed as the most significant find in the past 100 years. A team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists has unearthed the skeleton of a new species of human in a cave on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. Less than one metre tall, it’s been nicknamed the ‘Hobbit’ and it’s estimated to be 18,000 years old. Its discovery suggests early humans branched into more forms than previously thought and that there was a time, not so long ago, when two very different human species walked the planet.

That is from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, here is the full story. Here is New Scientist.


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