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Human 'hobbit' species discovered

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Scientists on a remote island in Indonesia have discovered the skull of an entirely new and tiny species of human being.

The three-foot tall species - dubbed the hobbit - lived on Flores island until at least 12,000 years ago.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

First published 27 October 2004

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