Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More evidence "hobbits" were a separate species

A new study, the first to use a comparison technique called cladistic analysis, reports on the results of examining the bones of the Flores "hobbits." The result: Not only were the hobbits a separate species, but they diverged from our own far earlier than thought - perhaps 2 million years ago.
COMMENT: I understand why some anthropologists have been leery of accepting a new species when we have a key bone, the cranium, from only one individual. However, I think the debate is tipping toward the position this amateur has always held: that we have a fascinating new species of human on our hands.

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