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The Flores Hobbit's face revealed
PhysOrg ^ | 12-10-2012 | Sunanda Creagh

Posted on 12/10/2012 2:53:37 PM PST by Renfield

An Australian anthropologist has used forensic facial reconstruction techniques to show, for the first time, how the mysterious Flores 'hobbit' might have once looked.

Homo floresiensis, as the hobbit is officially known, caused a storm of controversy when it was discovered in Flores, Indonesia in 2003. Some argued the hobbit was an entirely new species, while others suggested it may have simply been a diseased specimen of an existing human species.

Using techniques she has previously applied to help police solve crimes, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong and specialist facial anthropologist, Dr Susan Hayes, moulded muscle and fat around a model of the hobbit's skull to flesh out her face....

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: anthropology; flores; godsgraveglyphs; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 12/10/2012 2:53:49 PM PST by Renfield
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2 posted on 12/10/2012 2:56:25 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Renfield

Rigoberta Menchu!


3 posted on 12/10/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Slyfox

That is so FUNNY!!! They could be twins! LOL!!!!


4 posted on 12/10/2012 3:04:08 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Renfield

Give him a haircut and shave, put him in modern clothes, and he could walk through a mall without comment.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 3:05:08 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: momtothree

Yeah, I don’t know why people feel they need to go digging in some dirt to find evidence when all they gotta do is drag a 50 dollar bill through a Louisiana swamp.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 3:07:30 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


7 posted on 12/10/2012 3:17:05 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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Neat, thanks.

No DNA? (yet)

8 posted on 12/10/2012 3:23:39 PM PST by blam
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To: Renfield
Neat, thanks.

No DNA? (yet)

9 posted on 12/10/2012 3:23:50 PM PST by blam
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To: Slyfox

There you are! I knew I recognized him from somewhere!


10 posted on 12/10/2012 3:28:04 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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OMG ! It’s my brother-in-law !


11 posted on 12/10/2012 3:33:34 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: Renfield
Apparently they didn't die out completely.
I know people that resemble that to a remarkable degree.
12 posted on 12/10/2012 3:47:10 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Renfield

Ineresting! Thanks for posting!


13 posted on 12/10/2012 4:01:48 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Renfield

I have long suspected a link between the Flores Hobbits and the Hawaiian Menehune.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menehune

A big reason for this is that the folk tales of the Menehune are just somewhat wrong for folk tales or fantasies. For example, there was nothing particularly magical about them, other than just a sort of general good luck. The biggest tale about them is that they existed, no real stories about them and their interaction with Hawaiians.

The best way of describing the tales are as somewhat sad, but in the way we talk about extinct animals, like the Dodo bird or the wooly mammoth.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 5:06:18 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Renfield; yefragetuwrabrumuy; blam

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield, and thanks yefragetuwrabrumuy for the interesting comment.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 7:42:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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