21, 22 August 2006 (New York Times, National Geographic News, San Francisco Chronicle) – The hobbit debate seems to be picking up speed among the mainstream media with decent science pages. (Unfortunately, this rules out most of the papers in Southeast Asia). Not going to post excerpts here.
Report Reignites Feud Over â€˜Little People of Flores’ – New York Times
“Hobbits” Were Pygmy Ancestors, Not New Species, Study Says – National Geographic News
Claims of ‘hobbit’ species face fresh scientific skepticism – San Francisco Chronicle
– A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the “Hobbits” of Flores, Indonesia by M. Morwood and P. van Oosterzee
– Little People And a Lost World: An Anthropological Mystery by L. Goldenberg