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Fossils of giant bird discovered on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores


December 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.The remains of the big bird were discovered on the ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ was ‘iodine-deficient human, not another species’


September 29th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): The debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis-the 'hobbit'-has been re-ignited as scientists have claimed that it was nothing but the iodine-deficient species of human.Charles Oxnard of ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ a genuine ancient human species, say scientists


November 21st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has confirmed that Homo floresiensis, dubbed the 'hobbit', is a genuine ancient human species and not a descendant of healthy humans dwarfed by disease. ... Read more...

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Humans and ‘hobbits’ may have existed together


August 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 4 (ANI): Australian scientists have developed new theory about the 'Hobbit' species in the Indonesian island of Flores, that they existed alongside humans.Archaeologists found the 'hobbit' in 2003, while excavating ... Read more...

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The “hobbit” evolved separate to humans


July 31st, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 31 (ANI): A new research by Australian scientists has said that the bones of the "hobbit", found in Indonesia, suggest that the species is not related to homo sapiens, and ... Read more...

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Skulls of ancient hippos shed light on origin of Hobbit’s brain


May 9th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Ancient Madagascan hippos have shed light on the origins of the small brain of the 1-metre-tall human, known as the 'hobbit'.By examining the skulls of extinct Madagascan hippos, ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ was a dwarf with large feet


May 7th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): In a new research, the fossils of so-called 'hobbits' that date back to between 17,000 and 95,000 years ago, have been analyzed by scientists as belonging to a ... Read more...

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Hobbit’s brain, though small, was souped up with complex intelligence


April 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): An analysis of the inner surface of an 18,000-year-old skull assigned to Homo floresiensis, a species also known as the 'hobbit', indicates that this tiny individual possessed a ... Read more...

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First-ever cast of Hobbit to be unveiled on April 21


March 24th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A cast of a Hobbit skeleton will be publicly displayed for the first time ever at Stony Brook Universitys 7th Human Evolution Symposium on April 21, thanks ... Read more...

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Hobbit may represent an entirely new species


December 18th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A team of anthropologists has claimed to have solved the hobbit mystery, by concluding that fossilized skeletons resembling a mythical hobbit creature represent an entirely new species ... Read more...

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‘Hobbits’ were different from us, after all


December 18th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Anthropologists are on the verge of solving one of the greatest mysteries in recent history - that fossilised skeletons resembling a mythical "hobbit" creature represent an entirely new ... Read more...

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Hobbits relatives may have existed in northern Australia


May 27th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, May 27 (ANI): An archaeologist, who discovered the Hobbit, an ancient human like species, on an Indonesian island in 2003, has determined that a relative of the species may have ... Read more...

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Prehistoric hobbits walked more like clowns than humans


April 17th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, April 17 (ANI): Anthropologists have suggested that hobbits tiny prehistoric humans, had flat, clown-like feet, which probably limited their speed to a stroll and kept its travels short.The hobbits, who ... Read more...

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Hundreds flee homes after volcano erupts in Indonesia


April 16th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Jakarta, April 16 (DPA) Hundreds of residents were evacuated after the Mount Egon volcano on the eastern Indonesian island of Flores erupted but no casualties were reported, officials said Wednesday. The 1,704-metre ... Read more...

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Hobbit might have been human suffering from stunted growth


March 5th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
London, March 5 (ANI): A new theory has emerged about the identity of the small human skeleton called Hobbit, found on the island of Flores in Indonesia, suggesting that it is not ... Read more...

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“Hobbits” may owe their peculiarities to genetic mutations


January 4th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a rare disease called microcephaly, characterized by small brain and body size but near normal intelligence, is caused by mutations in a gene coding ... Read more...

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