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Archaeologists discover 700,000-year-old fossils of 'hobbit' ancestors

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Archaeologists discover 700,000-year-old fossils of 'hobbit' ancestors

Scientists say that fossils found on an Indonesian island in 2014 belong to ancestors of the so-called "hobbits," our extinct, 3 ½ -foot-tall evolutionary cousins that gained fame more than a decade ago after their remains were found in a cave there. The fossils are about 700,000 years old, extending the hobbit story far backward from the original remains, which date to just 50,000 years ago. Scientists say the six isolated teeth and a jaw fragment come either from hobbits or a related species. The fossils were excavated about 46 miles from the cave where the first hobbit remains were...

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