Hobbit-Like Primitive Man Found in Flores Island
Scientists have found skeletons of a hobbit-like species of human that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child. The tiny humans had skulls about the size of grapefruits, lived with pygmy elephants and Komodo dragons on a remote island in Indonesia 18,000 years ago.
Australian and Indonesian researchers discovered bones of the miniature humans in a cave on Flores Island east of Bali and midway between Asia and Australia.
It was the year 2003, that scientists discovered the first skeletons at Flores and determined they belonged to a species of human, completely new to science. These ancestors were named Homo floresiensis, after the Island where they were found. These tiny humans have been also called "hobbits," after the tiny mythical creatures from the Lord of the Rings books.