posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 06:27 PM
"A detailed analysis of the feet of Homo floresiensis—the miniature hominins who lived on a remote island in eastern Indonesia until 18,000 years
ago—may help settle a question hotly debated among paleontologists: how similar was this population to modern humans?"
H. floresiensis has been debated by scientists ever since the first bones were found. One camp thinks they are humans who were sick, ill, and were
stunted by malnutrition, which resulted in their small form. Many researchers though, feel H. floresiensis is a completely separate species apart and
contemporary to early humans. This is an interesting find