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Homo floresiensis
2014-08-05 06:24:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Skeletal remains recovered from the Indonesian island of Flores over a decade ago are not a new species of “hobbit” sized human, but an ancient Homo sapien showing signs of abnormal development consistent with Down syndrome, an international team of researchers claim in a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study. According to NBC News, the 15,000-year-old fossil identified as LB1 had previously been determined...

2014-03-19 23:30:54

The Shire of Montana was chosen as the ONE weirdest thing from the state of Montana. This magical escape for adults will open for the season on May 1. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Shire of Montana was recently featured in the Huffington Post article,“The 1 Weirdest Thing You Never Knew About Your Home State,” on March 11. Along with quirky and strange places in other states, such as a tree that became the legal owner of itself in Georgia, and a Louisiana penitentiary that has a public...

2013-12-18 23:04:22

This land of mists and ravens was featured on MTV, HGTV and even had a write-up in the New York Times. Trout Creek, Montana (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 With the advent of the latest Hobbit movie – “The Desolation of Smaug”, the phones have been literally ringing off the hook to book a stay at “The Shire of Montana”. This Hobbit House is one of the only places in the world where you can actually stay in an exclusive, underground Hobbit abode. As far as the smog (Smaug) goes, there...

Forecasting The Weather For JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth
2013-12-10 10:02:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thinking about joining Bilbo Baggins on his journey to the Lonely Mountain this weekend? If you are, a scientist from Bristol University in the UK has made it easy for you to dress for the weather. British climate scientist Dan Lunt, under the pseudonym Radagast the Brown, has recently released a mock research paper detailing computer simulations for the climate of Middle Earth – the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his epic...

Extinct Hobbit Resembled Humans Not Apes
2013-07-24 10:37:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the Journal of Archaeological Science, an ancient humanoid species referred to as the "hobbit" closely resembled humans and not apes as some experts previously thought. Archeologists first excavated remains of this three-foot-tall human-like primate from an Indonesian cave in 2003. Known to researchers by its scientific name Homo floresiensis, the species is believed to have been a contemporary of...

Homo Floresiensis Facial Reconstruction Revealed
2012-12-12 06:09:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the major features of the Australian Archaeological Association's (AAA) Conference at the University of Wollongong this week was the unveiling of the face of Homo floresiensis — popularly known as the "Hobbit." Hosted by UOW´s Centre for Archaeological Science, which was created in 2010 to develop, integrate and apply modern scientific methods to the questions of human evolution, the conference consists of over 400...


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