posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 02:53 PM
I read an article in National Geographic about this very "Hobbit" find. It explained their size by comparing it to the evolution of certain animals
upon reaching islands. Rats and monitor lizards got larger, this is how the Komodo dragon got it's size. Primitive stegodonts (and apparently some
primitive "humans") got smaller.
There's a legend about short, hairy people still living on some of the islands, mostly in the mountainous regions. There actually is an expedition
to find these lost "little people". Sounds like Indonesian pymies.