Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hobbit rewriting human history

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/feb/21/hobbit-rewriting-history-human-race

This article from The Observer on sunday eluded me, though I actually did buy the paper! but a couple of words in search and up it comes. Perhaps I was too busy reading Rauwnsley's extracts on Brown's bullying tactics, which has descended into farce by now.
Anyway far more interesting than politics are these little creatures half human half ape who managed to survive a million years on their island, probably a longer survival rate than homo sapien will achieve. Small Stegadon elephants and giant kosmoda lizards add to a vivid picture of a time long ago, though they seem to have died out only 17,000 years ago...

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