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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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Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
I am greeted by a dwarf wearing a light blue shirt with a logo reading "The Hobbit House of Manila."The empty hall is made up of dark wood that smells of old mothballs.
Rateliff leads off the collection with "Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien's Legendarium," which places the writing of The Hobbit into the context of the writing of the Silmarillion.
Hobbits disappeared before the earliest skeletal evidence of humans on Flores, says paleoanthropologist and study coauthor Matthew Tocheri of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada.
Carol said: "We are delighted to be opening our first hobbit hole and our thanks go to the members of our family and the various organisations that have helped provide financial support along the way.
Andy Serkis, who appeared as Gollum in the first movie in the Hobbit series, was also at the event.
Mark Shapiro and son Adam, aged nine, came all the way from Statford-upon-Avon to see The Hobbit conclude.
Among the scientific debates about the hobbit is one over what they looked like.
Hobbit ears were donned by many as staff, students and possibly the odd goblin or Hobbit sat in the specially created 'Hobbit-hole' in the library to listen to the quest of Bilbo Baggins in this tale of mythology and legend.
"Martin is probably one of the nearest people to a Hobbit that I've ever met.
Summary: The cast of The Hobbit arrive in Wellington in a specially painted plane, ahead of the film's world premiere in the city.