Who was the hobbits ancestor?

Homo floresiensis,¬†also known as “the hobbit”, is probably the most famous hominin of the 21st century. Even my barber had heard of it. This fame seems to stem from how strange the creature is, ensuring it is very popular with the media. Measuring in at just over a meter tall it’s the smallest member of…

The hobbit is still Homo floresiensis

In 2003 Evolutionary Anthropology came crashing into popular culture with the discovery of Homo floresiensis, found – as the name might suggest – on the island of Flores. Affectionately nicknamed “the Hobbit” by the media, this diminutive creature stood at only 108 cm tall (~3′ 6”) and by virtue of this peculiarity managed to capture…