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When Hobbits (Slowly) Walked the Earth

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Science  25 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5875, pp. 433-435
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5875.433

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At the recent American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings, a researcher described the foot bones of an 18,000-year-old Indonesian skeleton known as the "hobbit." The tiny hominin would not have walked like we do, he said, and may offer "a window into a primitive bipedal foot."