Homo floresiensis

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

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

In 2003, partial skeletons of nine individuals were discovered on the small Indonesian island of Flores. Scientists believe that they evolved from Homo erectus that came by boat and underwent island bound miniaturization, like other animal species, such as the pygmy elephant. Homo floresiensis (Hobbit) is thought to have survived on Flores at least until 12,000 years ago, making it the longest lasting non-modern human. It is believed that a volcanic eruption was responsible for their demise.

In 2003, partial skeletons of nine individuals were discovered on the small Indonesian island of Flores. Scientists believe that they evolved from Homo erectus that came by boat and underwent island bound miniaturization, like other animal species, such as the pygmy elephant. Homo floresiensis (Hobbit) is thought to have survived on Flores at least until 12,000 years ago, making it the longest lasting non-modern human. It is believed that a volcanic eruption was responsible for their demise.

The hobbit, Homo floresiensis, lived on the island of Flores some 18,000 years ago, and now researchers have more evidence (its relatively large brain) the diminutive creature was a unique human species. The species lived between 95,000 and 17,000 years ago, according to the Smithsonian Institution. Scientists have debated whether the Hobbit specimens represent an extinct species in the human family tree.

The hobbit, Homo floresiensis, lived on the island of Flores some 18,000 years ago, and now researchers have more evidence (its relatively large brain) the diminutive creature was a unique human species. The species lived between 95,000 and 17,000 years ago, according to the Smithsonian Institution. Scientists have debated whether the Hobbit specimens represent an extinct species in the human family tree.

Reconstruction of a Homo floresiensis-found in Indonesia-and sometimes refereed to as the "Hobbit" people.

Reconstruction of a Homo floresiensis-found in Indonesia-and sometimes refereed to as the "Hobbit" people.

Homo Floresiensis: The Little People of Flores

Homo Floresiensis: The Little People of Flores

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.

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.

Modern human and Homo floresiensis. Homo floresiensis overlapped with us, as recently as 18,000 years ago!

Modern human and Homo floresiensis. Homo floresiensis overlapped with us, as recently as 18,000 years ago!

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

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

Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man", nicknamed "hobbit") is a possible species, now extinct, in the genus Homo. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man", nicknamed "hobbit") is a possible species, now extinct, in the genus Homo. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Check out how massive foot of Homo floresiensis is in proportion to its tibia. #FossilFriday #LB1 #hobbits

Check out how massive foot of Homo floresiensis is in proportion to its tibia. #FossilFriday #LB1 #hobbits

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