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By Mike Morwood,Penny van Oosterzee

within the so much progressive archaeological locate of the hot century, a world crew of archaeologists led by way of Mike Morwood came upon a brand new, diminutive species of human at the distant Indonesian island of Flores. Nicknamed the “Hobbit,” this used to be no construction of Tolkien's myth. the 3 foot tall skeleton with a mind the scale of a chimpanzee’s was once a tool-using, fire-making, cooperatively searching one that inhabited Flores along smooth people as lately as 13,000 years in the past. This e-book is Morwood’s description of this huge discovery and the serious examine that has been undertaken to validate his view of its courting to our species. He chronicles the sour debates over Homo Floresiensis, the objections (some spiteful) of associates, the robbery and harm of a few of the specimens, and the unending conflict opposed to govt and educational bureaucracies that hindered his examine. This up-to-date paperback version includes an epilogue that experiences at the newest debates, findings, and analyses of this striking discovery.

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