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A recently discovered—first published in 2004—species of the phylogenetic tribe Homini—which comprises Homo sapiens and two species of chimpanzees—found on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Researchers unearthed remains from 8 individuals measuring ±1 meter tall and having grapefruit-sized skulls. The remains were carbon dated as having lived 18,000 years ago. Despite controversy surrounding the discovery, cladistic analysis supports the assertion that H floresiensis is a species a sui generis

hobbit

name given to Homo floresiensis, a fossil hominid recently discovered on the island of Flores, in Indonesia, and so named after J.J.R.Tolkien's hobbit because of its diminutive size. About 1m in height, with a skull volume of only around 380ml, the oldest example was aged at 95,000 years and the youngest at 13,000 years. Like H.neanderthalensis , it coexisted with H.sapiens.
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With this depth of background, it should not be so surprising that it took Tolkien six years to find out what that first Hobbit was like.
Another hobbit, Frodo's devoted servant Samwise Gamgee, saves the day at the darkest point in the quest.
Most significantly, the personal liberties of the hobbits have been sharply curtailed under an intrusive and alien form of government.
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Our facial approximation is primarily based on verified, peer reviewed research regarding the relationship between the skull and its soft tissues," the study led by Susan Hayes of Australia's University of Wollongong, written with her colleagues, Thomas Sutikna and the recently deceased Mike Morwood, leaders of the original hobbit discovery team, said.
WE'RE ALL EARS: At the Hobbit readathon at Rastrick High School, science teacher John Garratt as Bilbo Baggins with librarians Amanda Burton and Cherie Townend as Hobbits; right: pupils get involvedPictures by Julian Hughes (JH070313Dhobbit-01/02)
From Academy Award([R])-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the final film in an epic Trilogy adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit by J.
Three hobbit wrist bones unearthed on the Indonesian island of Flores support the contested idea that these half-sized individuals belonged to a species called Homo floresiensis, scientists conclude online January 4 in the Journal of Human Evolution.
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