morphology http://kcur.org en Real Hobbits: Discovery of New Hominid Shows Diversity of Evolution http://kcur.org/post/real-hobbits-discovery-new-hominid-shows-diversity-evolution <p><strong>Matt Tocheri </strong>knows hobbits pretty well: he&rsquo;s been studying their wristbones for years.</p><p>Well, not quite hobbits, per se, but <em>homo floresiensis, </em>a hominid fossil discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia, which at first glance appeared to be a small version of a modern human. However, researchers argue that these &lsquo;hobbits&rsquo; are in fact <em>h. floresiensis</em>, and make up a new branch of the human evolutionary tree.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:18:51 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 17514 at http://kcur.org Real Hobbits: Discovery of New Hominid Shows Diversity of Evolution