The Hobbit: 10 Years Later
In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensis. Ever since then debate has raged on whether it truly is a new species or merely a diseased Homo sapiens
Rethinking "Hobbits": What They Mean for Human Evolution [Subscription/Purchase Required]
New analyses reveal the mini human species to be even stranger than previously thought and hint that major tenets of human evolution need revision
The Littlest Human [Subscription/Purchase Required]
A spectacular find in Indonesia reveals that a strikingly different hominid shared the earth with our kind in the not so distant past
Human or Hobbit?
The arguments over an ancient skeleton just won’t die
Co-Discoverer of Homo sapiens’s Little Hobbit Cousin Leaves Large Scientific Legacy
Leading Australian archaeologist Mike Morwood, co-discoverer of the extraordinary human “hobbits,” has died. He was 62. Morwood, who passed away on July 23 from cancer, made important contributions in research areas ranging from the rock art of Australia’s Kimberly region to the seafaring capabilities of Homo erectus...
Did the Flores Hobbit Have a Root Canal?
Dental work claim challenges antiquity of hobbit skeleton
Why 2 Birds in the Hand May Be Better Than a "Hobbit" Skull (in a Cave Deposit, at Least)
The light flickers, and then goes out. The humming of the air conditioning stops. The sounds of Jakarta’s hustle-bustle and infamous traffic gridlock slowly seep into the room, softly lit by the glow of my laptop screen...
Reconstructed Face of Extinct Hobbit Species Is Startlingly Humanlike
Once upon a time a tiny human species with large feet shared the planet with our own kind. It hunted giant rats and miniature cousins of the elephant, defended its kills from monstrous storks and dodged fearsome dragons...
Ancient Bird Remains Illuminate Lost World of Indonesia s Hobbits
LAS VEGAS--A study of bird remains from the same cave that yielded bones of a mini human species called Homo floresiensis and nicknamed the hobbit has cast new light on the lost world of this enigmatic human relative...
Researchers to drill for ancient DNA in 'hobbit' tooth
Prospects of recovering ancient DNA from boosted by study on teeth.
Hominins lived on Flores for nearly 1 million years before the "hobbit"
Predecessors of the controversial "hobbit" ( Homo floresiensis ) discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores might have had a longer history there than researchers previously thought...
What the small-brained hobbit reveals about primate evolution
Is bigger always better? When it comes to brain size, that has long been the prevailing theory—at least among big-brained humans. But a new analysis shows that in the course of primate evolution, brains and brawn haven't always been on the rise...
New findings challenge the idea of a mini human species on Flores
Was the Hobbit Just a Sick Modern Human?
New study stirs debate over mini human species
More Bones Support Mini Human Case
Brain Study Bolsters Case for Smart Bantam Human Species
Mini Human Species Unearthed
Digging Deeper: Q&A with Peter Brown
A discoverer of an extinct dwarf species of human reflects on one of the most startling paleoanthropological revelations in living memory
A Nature Special: The Hobbit at 10
The remains of the tiny hominin Homo floresiensis still raise supersize questions 10 years after the publication in Nature of their discovery. This special Nature collection of more than two dozen articles and research papers examines the controversy surrounding the origins of this species...
Little Brains, Big Brains: Latest Flores Hobbit News and the Intel Science Fair
Kate Wong brings us up to date on the ongoing research into fossils of the tiny human, called the Hobbit, found on the island of Flores. And Ivan Oransky reports from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair...