Skip to comments.The Flores Hobbit's face revealed
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....
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That is so FUNNY!!! They could be twins! LOL!!!!
Give him a haircut and shave, put him in modern clothes, and he could walk through a mall without comment.
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.
No DNA? (yet)
No DNA? (yet)
There you are! I knew I recognized him from somewhere!
OMG ! It’s my brother-in-law !
Ineresting! Thanks for posting!
I have long suspected a link between the Flores Hobbits and the Hawaiian 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.
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Thanks Renfield, and thanks yefragetuwrabrumuy for the interesting comment.
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