Mystical tribe of hobbits
• The mystical tribe of hobbits
In 2003, the whole world was seized a small (literally) fever. The researchers found the remains of a prehistoric tribe, whose members do not grow up to one meter. Island of Flores, where the discovery was made, immediately stormed by thousands of tourists who want to observe this firsthand "hobbits". For some time, scientists believed that just stumbled on the disposal of young people. However, fully developed skeleton rule out this possibility. Until now, the scientific community is still discussing - whether tribe a separate branch of humanity, or simply deformed some kind of disease.
The last information received has enabled scientists to make a final conclusion. Having studied the layers of bones preserved skull and comparing it with modern humans, they concluded that the tiny hobbits have significant differences.
has found no indication that florientiysky people suffering from an unknown disease. The researchers claim that tiny creatures do not belong to the species Homo sapiens. However, the existing information is still not enough to understand whether or not to refer the Indonesian "Hobbit" to a single mind.
Homeland Homo floresiensis, scientists tend to think of it as an island of Flores. The remains have not been found anywhere else, except in the only rock grotto Liang Bua.
on the country remains the team stumbled Australian geologist Michael Gegen. It happened almost by accident: Michael, determined to get around the whole cave, discovered a narrow passage, which led him to a new mainsail.
There were found a man of the tribe burial floresiensis. This tribe may well be the missing link between Homo erectus and its ancestors.