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  • Prehistoric evidence of Little People!!!

    There were actually a couple of little person skeletons found in Wyoming a few decades ago. But here's more evidence:

    Last edited by wyo_rose; 10-27-2004, 03:27 PM.
    ...it is what it is...

  • #2
    that's interesting...what about the little people here on turtle island? Not the italians....jk...my bad..

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    • #3
      there's something about this on National Geographic too... Hobbit something :Chatter

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      • #4
        Here is the full text of the article:

        Remains of Species of Hobbit-Sized Human Found
        By Patricia Reaney, Reuters
        n aritist's rendering of Homo floresiensis.

        LONDON (Oct 27) - Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution.

        The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis, found in a cave on the island of Flores, is of an adult female that was 3 feet tall, had a chimpanzee-sized brain and was substantially different from modern humans.

        It shared the isolated island to the east of Java with miniature elephants and Komodo dragons. The creature walked upright, probably evolved into its dwarf size because of environmental conditions and coexisted with modern humans in the region for thousands of years.

        ''It is an extraordinarily important find,'' Professor Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum in London, told a news conference on Wednesday. ''It challenges the whole idea of what it is that makes us human.''

        Brown of the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, and his colleagues made the discovery of the skull and other bones,
        and miniature tools in September 2003 while looking for records of modern human migration to Asia. They reported the finding in the science journal Nature.

        ''Finding these hominins on an isolated island in Asia, and with elements of modern human behavior in tool making and hunting, is truly remarkable and could not have been predicted by previous discoveries,'' Brown said in a statement.

        Local legends tell of hobbit-like creatures existing on islands long ago but there has been no evidence of them.

        The hominin family tree, which includes humans and pre-humans, diverged from the chimpanzee line about 7 million years ago. Early African hominins walked upright, were small and had tiny brains.

        The new species, dubbed ''Flores man,'' is thought to be a descendent of Homo erectus, which had a large brain, was full-sized and spread out from Africa to Asia about 2 million years ago.

        The new species became isolated on Flores and evolved into its dwarf form to conform with conditions, such as food shortages. Flores, which was probably never connected to the mainland, was home to a variety of exotic creatures including a dwarf form of the primitive elephant Stegodon.

        Modern humans had reached Australia about 45,000 years ago but they may not have passed through Flores. The scientists suspect the new species became extinct after a massive volcanic eruption on the island about 12,000 years ago.

        Brown and his colleagues have found the remains of seven other dwarf individuals at the same site since the first find.

        ''The other individuals all show similar characteristics, and over a time range that now extends from as long ago as 95,000 years to as recently as 13,000 years ago -- a population of hobbits that seemed to disappear at about the same time as the pygmy elephants that they hunted,'' said Bert Roberts, one of the authors of the Nature study.
        alamosaurus

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        • #5
          I remember when they found that one little person in Wyo, thinking it was a statue until they x-rayed it. Has'nt it been missing since? This was fascinating Wyo! Thanks for posting!! And guests from hell.... sounds like the little people of Lore LOL!
          Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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          • #6
            I knew this would be on here! :Chatter I was watching.. well listening to the report on it yesterday. They were 1/2 the size of an average person.. and I think they said their heads were 1/3 the size of ours... Imagine how small they were.

            Ooh well.. juss my lil' post on that... it was a short report.. :p
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            • #7
              Originally posted by alamosaurus
              Here is the full text of the article:

              Remains of Species of Hobbit-Sized Human Found
              By Patricia Reaney, Reuters
              n aritist's rendering of Homo floresiensis.

              LONDON (Oct 27) - Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution.

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              alamo:

              Dang, Scientists are just finding this out?????

              I thought they were smart. *ROFL!
              Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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              • #8
                Interesting...thx for posting this. I wonder if they have legnds about them in australia?

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                • #9
                  dang wyo..didn't know you had a fetish for midgets! LOL :Chatter JK

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                  • #10
                    The skull shape of these "little people" is not modern. They
                    were not scaled down Homo sapiens; rather, they seem to
                    have been scaled down Homo erectus--with receeding
                    foreheads, heavy ridges of bone over their eyebrows,
                    "poorly filled" skulls, etc. The brain volume of one of the
                    specimens found was estimated at 380cc; if the skull had
                    been modern in form, that would have been about 570cc--
                    50% larger.
                    alamosaurus

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                    • #11
                      Interesting! I thought I heard this on the news. Thanks for posting.

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                      • #12
                        had a dream about peeps finding skulls back home .. dayum articles! i think i read one too many

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                        • #13
                          sheep skulls??? :rofl2: lol JK from road kill on that road between umm ganado and greasewood?? LMAO

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                          • #14
                            ROFL char!! that bia road?? its full of potholes too its no wonder theres always roadkill :Chatter

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Burberrilish
                              dang wyo..didn't know you had a fetish for midgets! LOL :Chatter JK

                              lol



                              *Kalilsha*



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