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

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"

» 11/04/12 3:00pm 11/04/12 3:00pm

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