Could “Floresiensis” “Evolve” from Non-Human to Fully Human in 6 Months?

Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 26 2005

Researchers Say Hobbit was Human (Floresiensis’s pants by

A 3-foot-tall female skeleton discovered in Indonesia last year dubbed “The Hobbit” and believed to be separate human species may have been a diseased human.

….The bones were discovered at a dig at Liang Bua, a limestone cave deep in the Flores jungle. Analysis of the 18,000-year-old remains showed the Hobbit had reached adulthood, according to Indonesian anthropologist Teuku Jacob, who declared the bones to be those of a modern human.

….Jacob and other researchers say the condition the female suffered from was microcephaly, characterized by a small brain, but it can also be associated with dwarfism, as well as abnormalities of the face and jaw.

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One Response

  1. crypto Z says:

    I have a friend who is a “little person” and she would have smacked me if I told her she was small because she wasn’t as evolved as me. Isn’t it funny how we quickly jump to conclusions about a find when it has a simple explanation. Sigh…

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