The new discoveries include missing parts of the old skeleton - designated LB1 after the caved dig site at Liang Bua - and a collection of other bones, such as jaw and cranial fragments, a vertebra, arm and leg bones, toes and fingers.
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The researchers say they are now more convinced than ever that Homo floresiensis represents a distinct species and not some diseased individual of modern human (Homo sapiens) as some sceptics have suggested.
Link. Now the only thing that remains is for me to travel to Flores, collect a surviving specimen, and turn it into the star attraction in The Good Reverend's Travelling Wonder-Show.
Indexed by tags ebu gogo, homo floresiensis, Flores, hobbit.