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Discoverers Charge Damage to 'Hobbit' Specimens

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Science  25 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5717, pp. 1848
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5717.1848a

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The leader of the team that discovered the bones of a diminutive hominid on the Indonesian island of Flores charges that the specimens were seriously damaged after being borrowed by Indonesia's most prominent paleoanthropologist.