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TOTAL MYSTERY: 15,000 years old skull is not of human origin but belongs to an unknown species

hobbit skull

Scientists concluded that a 15,000 years old skull belonging to the man-like creature is not of human origin.

They have been named Homo floresiensis – or more colloquially “the hobbits”.

It had thought that these mysterious beings were a form of early humans that lived 15,000 years ago, but this has been proved to be untrue.

Another theory was that they were humans who moved to the island but shrank over several generations in a process known as “insular dwarfing” which is where an animal species shrinks over the years as the food supply gets smaller on an isolated island.

Lead author on the study published in the Journal of Human Evolution, Antoine Balzeau, a scientist at France’s Natural History Museum, said that he and his team have been studying the skulls of one of the hobbits – which would have stood at just a metre tall and weighed 25kg.

He said: “There is a lot of information contained in bone layers of the skull.

However, there was not enough information in these skulls to deduce what the species is.

“There were no characteristics from our species” was all that they could conclude.

Balzeau added “for the moment, we can’t say one way or the other,” what the species is.

(Express.co.uk)

 

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