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‘Hobbit’ Ancestor Fossils Discovered

Recently discovered fossils in Indonesia show that the so-called “hobbit” hominin that lived 50,000 years ago had much older ancestors. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers from the Research Center of Human Evolution at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, say the 700,000-year-old teeth and jawbone fragment are either from hobbits or a precursor to the .9-meter-tall hobbits. The fragments indicate the creature was about the same size as its much younger...

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