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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 […]

NZ-born Mike Morwood, discoverer of Flores Hobbit, dies – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on July 23rd, 2013.

Professor Mike Morwood, the New Zealand-born archaeologist who became world famous for helping discover the extinct Homo species Homo floresiensis (Flores Hobbit) has died in Australia. Professor Morwood completed his MA in archaeology at the University of Auckland in 1973 before departing for Australia where he had a long and distinguished career as an archaeologist, […]

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