Sunday, March 06, 2005

Ancient skeleton not 'Hobbit' - just stunted human

"An Australian academic had disputed that a three-foot hominid discovered in an Indonesian cave is a new species of human.

"Professor Maciej Henneberg, head of anatomy at Adelaide University, said he thought the bones found in 2003 on Indonesia's Flores island were simply those of a normal human stunted by a viral disease, microcephaly."


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