The discovery of the Hobbit, 10 years on

The skull of Homo floresiensis. Source: BBC News 20141021

The BBC has an article about the discovery of the Hobbit, announced 10 years ago, and recaps what the find means for what we know about human evolution.

The skull of Homo floresiensis. Source: BBC News 20141021
The skull of Homo floresiensis. Source: BBC News 20141021

‘The Hobbit’ turns 10: Find that rewrote human history
BBC News, 21 October 2014

The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.

The claim is made by Prof Richard Roberts who was among those to have published details of the “Hobbit”.

The early human was thought to have lived as recently as 20,000 years ago and so walked the Earth at the same time as our species.

The Hobbit’s discovery confirmed the view that the Earth was once populated by many species of human.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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