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New 'Hobbits' Bolster Species, But Origins Still a Mystery

Science  14 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5746, pp. 208-209
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5746.208a

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This week, the team that last year discovered a tiny species of extinct human on the Indonesian island of Flores described in Nature several new specimens of the species, dubbed Homo floresiensis, bolstering the case that the "hobbits" inhabited the cave where they were found for thousands of years.