General Discussion The 'Hobbit Human' Was Probably Just Someone With Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

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The 'Hobbit Human' Was Probably Just Someone With Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

The late archaeologist Mike Morwood made history in 2003 when he and his team discovered what seemed to be an entirely newly discovered species of extinct human on the island of Flores in Indonesia. The 15,000-year-old 3.5 foot-tall remains were dubbed Homo floresiensis, but quite quickly nicknamed "Hobbit" man, in reference to a movie that was popular at the time.

Unfortunately for whimsy, a new study seems to show that Hobbit man was not a new type of human at all, but a human...
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