Homo florescences also nicknamed the Hobbit were discovered first in 2003 at the Liang Bua on the island of Flores in Indonesia, according to a study released on April 2, 2016.
They were diminutive and stood at 3.5 feet.
Intensely speculated as to whether they are a separate species from humans, were said to exist as recently as 12000 years ago. However, recent research puts the date to 50000 years ago. Recent research also hints that our ancestors could have a hand in their extinction.
This Halfling like creatures roamed around the island of Flores in present day Indonesia long ago and humans could have wiped them out.
Hobbits, diminutive creatures roamed the islands of Indonesia, and latest research has pushed back the age of these creatures and they seem to have died out the long time ago probably by the arrival of the first human beings.
Hobbits were about 42 inches tall and had a brain which resembled modern day chimpanzees. They were adept at hunting pygmy elephants with crude stone tools they were able to fashion with their rudimentary intelligence.
These Hobbits inhabited the island of Indonesia before the arrival of human beings some 50000 years which followed by the extinction of this diminutive race.
Bert Roberts of the ‘University of Wollongong’ in Australia felt that if Humans had not made their appearance in Flores, Hobbits might not have been extinct. Humans were a precipitating factor in their extinction, but there is still a need for hard evidence.
The skeletal remains along with the stone tools have been dug out from the sediments and are being examined by archaeologists for a better understanding of the age of the tools. The tools are said to in between 50,000 and 190,000 years before our time while the hobbit bones were measured to be
The tools are said to in between 50,000 and 190,000 years before our time while the hobbit bones were measured to be 60,000 to 100,000 years old.
Researchers add that earlier presumption that the tools were dated 11000 to 13000 years were based on an erroneous calculation.