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Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Science |

That would be the face of the ‘hobbit’ island of Flores

That would be the face of the 'hobbit' island of Flores

(C) University of Wollongong

A few years ago the scientific community were surprised to discover on the island of Flores, Indonesia, the fossilized body of a being which measured more than a meter and was named Homo floresiensis, but is best known as the ‘hobbit’ Flores .

While some claim that the ‘hobbit’ is a new human species, others have suggested that it is simply a specimen of a species ill existing.

What is clear is the that would probably have the ‘Hobbit’ of Flores, as the anthropologist specializing in of the University of Wollongong , Susan Hayes, reconstructed the face of Homo floresiensis from fossil remains. “I would not call ‘cute’, but it’s definitely very distinctive,” said the academic.
That would be the face of the 'hobbit' island of Flores image 2

Link: The Flores Hobbit’s Face Revealed (Phys.org)

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