'Hobbit' more likely had Down Syndrome than a new species

August 5, 2014 11:03 AM

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52 minutes ago by Maciej Henneberg And Robert Eckhardt, The Conversation

Many people believe that what was found in Liang Bua Cave on the island of Flores in Indonesia in 2003-2004 was some variety of hobbit-like human or prehuman. Our research published today argues that it was more likely just one of the local island inhabitants suffering from a medical condition.

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