New Evidence Points to the Flores 'Hobbit' as a Dwarf Species

A new analysis by Stephen Montgomery and Nicholas Mundy at the University of Cambridge is adding credence to the suggestion that the extinct Homo floresiensis was a dwarf species. And the new clue, they say, comes from the teeth of the world's tiniest monkey. » 3/07/13 6:20am 3/07/13 6:20am

New interpretation of extinct ‘Hobbit’ species reveals a human-like face

Australian anthropologist Susan Hayes from the University of Wollongong has completed the first ever forensic facial reconstruction of Homo floresiensis, an extinct human relative that lived on the island of Flores as early as 17,000 years ago. And perhaps surprisingly, her interpretation reveals a face that was… » 12/12/12 7:00am 12/12/12 7:00am

Archaeologists banned from referring to ancient humanoids as "hobbits"

Homo floresiensis likely stood about 3'6", making this prehistoric human roughly the average height of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbits. For years, Flores Man has been referred to by the nickname "hobbit," contributing to the species' popularity. But one company that owns film rights in The Hobbit has decided that the… » 11/04/12 3:00pm 11/04/12 3:00pm

A New Look at the Controversial "Hobbit" Fossil Skeleton

Here you can see the skeleton of a Homo floresiensis, one of the so-called Hobbits who lived about 20,000 years ago in Indonesia. New evidence shows it probably is a new species. » 4/22/09 1:30pm 4/22/09 1:30pm