Diminutive ‘Hobbit’ people vanished earlier than known

The extinct human species dubbed the “Hobbit” vanished from its home on the Indonesian island of Flores far earlier than previously thought, according to scientists our species may have had a hand in the demise of these diminutive people. The Hobbit’s …

The extinct human species dubbed the "Hobbit" vanished from its home on the Indonesian island of Flores far earlier than previously thought, according to scientists our species may have had a hand in the demise of these diminutive people. The Hobbit's discovery in 2003 had created a scientific sensation.