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New bones suggest ‘hobbits’ were modern pygmies

Posted on 11 Mar 2008 in Evolution, Human Origins, Journalism

The “hobbit” discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 is thought by some to be a new species of human. Now researchers have discovered that a nearby island was overrun by diminutive humans as recently as 1400 years ago – but despite their size these people clearly belonged to our species. Image: Ryan Somma

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Gigantic volcano did not decimate humans

Posted on 14 Jul 2007 in Earth Science, Evolution, Human Origins, Journalism

In the face of global climate change 74,000 years ago, humans came up trumps. Evidence from India shows that the global cooling following a massive volcanic eruption at the time did not decimate human populations as originally thought. Some have proposed that human populations shrank during the “volcanic winter” following the Toba eruption, but new data suggests otherwise. Image: widakso

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