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Homo Floresiensis

from Telegraph.co.uk

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

From left, models representing a Homo floresiensis, a Homo Sapiens and a Neanderthal

The height of Homo floresiensis (3ft 6in) compared with modern humans, Homo sapiens (6ft). It has been confirmed that Homo floresiensis is a genuine ancient human species and not a descendant of healthy humans dwarfed by disease. Using statistical analysis on skeletal remains of a well-preserved female specimen, researchers in several different labs have determined that the "hobbit" is definitely a distinct species of human and not a genetically flawed version. of modern humans.

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from the Guardian

Our human ancestors and their relatives – in pictures

Homo floresiensis, popularly known as 'the hobbit', a diminutive species of…

from the Guardian

Our human ancestors and their relatives – in pictures

Our human ancestors and their relatives – in pictures | A potential new species of human, dubbed the Red Deer Cave people, has been discovered in China, adding another branch to the evolutionary tree of hominids

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Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/16/flores-hobbit-human-downs-syndrome-claim-homo-floresiensis

From left to right: Homo habilis, Homo Sapiens, Homo floresiensis, Homo Erectus, Paranthropus boisei, Homo heidelbergensis and Homo neanderthalensis

from Telegraph.co.uk

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

A Homo floresiensis' skull, centre, next to that of a homoserectus from Java, left, and a human skull

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