A three-foot-tall “hobbit” who lived in Indonesia up to 12,000 years ago is changing the way we think about the human family
By Tabitha M. Powledge
Posted 01.01.2005 at 2:00 pm 0 Comments
She was only three feet tall, and her brain was smaller than your average chimp’s. Yet she and her relatives apparently lived fully human lives. They seem to have made sophisticated tools, cooperated to find food and cook it, and perhaps even buried their dead with ceremony.
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