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Fossil find uncovers possible hobbit ancestor – In the news

John Kerr posted in on June 9th, 2016.

Fossilised remains of small-bodied hominins found on the Indonesian island of Flores have been dated to around 700,000 years old and are believed to be the ancestors of the mysterious and diminutive Homo floresiensis – AKA the hobbit. Two papers published today in the journal Nature describe and date the remains as well as animal […]

Dom Post: Intriguing new branches broaden the human family tree

Peter Griffin posted in on April 12th, 2010.

Bob Brockie writes in the Dominion Post about the recent fossil discoveries which suggest that modern humanity lived with several other forms of humanity for a number of years in our early history. Recently,  the announcement was made that a fossil in Siberia could be from a previously unknown hominid who might have been co-existing […]

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