Hobbits Are Real

Or they were until about 18,000 years ago, anyway. An analysis of the wrist bones of a three-foot-long dwarf skeleton dubbed “the hobbit,” which was discovered in an Indonesian cave in 2003, offers conclusive proof that this fossilized Frodo was a previously unknown evolutionary ancestor. The revelation came as J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, “The Hobbit,” celebrated its 70th birthday.

 
 
          
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