Sunday, March 7, 2010

update on the homo floresiensis (hobbitses)

"In this photo taken Sept. 15, 2009, 80-year-old and 4-feet-tall Victor Jehabut, second from left, who is often claimed by tour guides as a descendant of Homo floresiensis, dwarf cave-dwellers that roamed Flores island 160,000 years ago, walks in his village in Rampasasa, Indonesia. An international team is trying to shed light on a fossilized 18,000-year-old skeleton of a dwarf cavewoman whose discovery on the remote Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 was an international sensation. Jehabut said the rumors of him being related to the hobbits are not true, and that childhood hardship had stunted his growth."

So basically, all we had to do is get to Indonesia and pay $55 or a negotiated fee to see a real living hobbit.

Of course this is a follow up to previous coverage of this topic:

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