UO archaeologists cast doubt on controversial ‘hobbit’ theory

I remember posting about the Palau hobbits 10 (!) years ago when the story came out, and how there was a lot of dispute about it (see here, here and here). Now a new paper in Antiquity disproves this claim of island dwarfism leading to a ‘hobbit’ population living in Palau.

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Source: UO archaeologists cast doubt on controversial ‘hobbit’ theory

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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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