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Hobbit Ancestors Once Colonized Indonesia Island
ABC News (from Reuters) ^ | March 17, 2010 | Tan Ee Lyn, ed by Sugita Katyal

Posted on 03/18/2010 6:05:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Ancestors of a hobbit-like species of humans may have colonized the Indonesian island of Flores as far back as a million years ago, much earlier than thought, according to a new study published Thursday. These early ancestors, or hominins, were previously thought to have arrived on the island about 800,000 years ago but artifacts found in a new archaeological site suggest they might have been around even earlier... The arrival of hominins is also believed to have resulted quickly in the mass death of giant tortoises and the Stegondon sondaari, a pygmy elephant, on the island. In their paper, the researchers said they found 45 stone tools in Wolo Sege in the Soa basin in Flores. Led by Adam Brumm at the Center of Archaeological Science in the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, the researchers used new dating methods and found that the stone tools were about a million years old. "It is now clear, however, in light of the evidence from Wolo Sege, that hominins were present on Flores (a million years ago). This suggests that the non-selective, mass death of Stegondon sondaari and giant tortoise ... could represent a localized or regional extinction," they wrote in their paper. "Flores man" is thought to be a descendant of homo erectus, who had a large brain, was full-sized and spread out from Africa to Asia about two million years ago. Scientists suspect "Flores man" lived at the same time as modern humans and became extinct after a massive volcanic eruption on the island around 12,000 years ago.

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TOPICS: History; Science; The Hobbit Hole; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeology; catastrophism; floriensis; godsgravesglyphs; hobbits

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Hobbit Ancestors Once Colonized Indonesia Island

1 posted on 03/18/2010 6:05:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 03/18/2010 6:06:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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3 posted on 03/18/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv
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Ancient astronauts...

4 posted on 03/18/2010 6:07:19 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat
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To: SunkenCiv
Hobbit Ancestors Once Colonized Indonesia Island

They only say this because some carvings listed Merry, Pippen and Sam.

5 posted on 03/18/2010 6:07:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Robert Reich’s ancestors?


6 posted on 03/18/2010 6:08:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: highlander_UW
Rumor has it, some Hobbits continue to survive today...


7 posted on 03/18/2010 6:09:36 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Didn’t Randy Newman sing about these Hobbit Ancestors?


8 posted on 03/18/2010 6:16:19 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I don't have a drinking problem, I have a sobriety problem.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Flores man” is thought to be a descendant of homo erectus...”

Sounds like the descendant of a florist in San Francisco...


9 posted on 03/18/2010 6:18:40 PM PDT by jessduntno (A third party has risen; we have the Republicans, the Tea Party and the Deemocrats.)
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To: BipolarBob
'Didn’t Randy Newman sing about these Hobbit Ancestors?"

Well, for this particular Hobbit, Newman may have penned multiple songs - not only the most obvious, but the Soundtracks to Monsters Inc, and the Princess & the Frog may be been biographically inspired by the aforementioned Homo floresiensis

10 posted on 03/18/2010 6:21:05 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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Da plane, da plane!


11 posted on 03/18/2010 6:36:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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You are a good sport, sir.


12 posted on 03/18/2010 6:38:21 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat
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To: All

Bend the forks and crack the plates....

....that what Bilbo Baggins hates!!!


13 posted on 03/18/2010 6:39:18 PM PDT by ak267
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I wonder if they’ll use that in the movie? There’s so much charm in the book. Trying to jam the encounter with Gandalf, then the dwarves, then the trolls (the ones turned to stone) then Rivendell, then the climb over the Misty Mountains, capture by Goblins, encounter with Gollum, then the eagles, then Beorn, then Mirkwood, the spiders, the barrels, the Laketown, the various adventures on the Mountain including all the encounters with Smaug, the fetching of Dain, the battle, reunion with Gandalf, and (improbably) the long uneventful trip home, and the interrupted auction... yeah, they’re gonna cut out 75 percent of this stuff. :’(


14 posted on 03/18/2010 7:03:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

;’)


15 posted on 03/18/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Proto-hobbitses.


16 posted on 03/18/2010 7:06:50 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: SunkenCiv

Chill, dude, they’re making 2 movies out of the book, same as they’re doing with Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter Book 7). Not only will everything good from the book be in there, there’ll be backstory like the White Council etc.


17 posted on 03/18/2010 7:10:31 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: SunkenCiv
O'Flores man


18 posted on 03/18/2010 7:15:26 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: VeritatisSplendor

I would have preferred that the LOTR movies had numbered six, one for each “book”, but I suppose the budget wouldn’t allow that *and* a dwarf tossing.


19 posted on 03/18/2010 7:53:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: Yardstick

I guess the question becomes, what does it have in its pocketses...


20 posted on 03/18/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: Slyfox

“Have you ever seen a midget in a hurry? They don’t slowly get smaller, they just disappear right away!” — Dave Attell


21 posted on 03/18/2010 7:54:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: OldDeckHand

He’s an Oompaloompa!


22 posted on 03/18/2010 7:55:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: OldDeckHand

I had no idea he is that tiny.


23 posted on 03/18/2010 10:53:18 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: VeritatisSplendor

When are these (4) movies coming out? I’ve been desperate for something good to see (although I did like avatar)


24 posted on 03/19/2010 6:18:44 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: SunkenCiv

In many cultures, seeing little people is a good thing.


25 posted on 03/19/2010 7:02:55 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies! Bunnies=Nature's Freaks)
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To: Ptarmigan

Hi ho, hi ho. :’)


26 posted on 03/19/2010 7:48:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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