The Hobbit: A Lineage More Ancient Than Once Thought?

New research suggests Homo floresiensis may have branched off from the human lineage even earlier than that. Unlike previous studies, this study by researchers at the Australian National University focused on the entire skeleton. While the skull and lower jaw showed characteristics more in line with Homo erectus, the rest of the skeleton had characteristics not displayed at all by the Homo erectus that had more archaic features.

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