Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hobbits Existed--and Middle Earth Too!

Around a decade ago, researchers found skeletal remains on a Pacific island of small sized humans.  Recent analysis shows bone structure in the wrists of the hobbits different than Neanderthals and Cromagnons, modern humans, homo erectus.

[A study in the Journal of Human Evolution shows hobbit wrists were different than modern human and Neanderthal wrists, which researchers believe is proof that they were their own species — not just very small humans.]

J. R. R. Tolkein, writer of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, used sites of his youth in Birmingham, England,  as scenes in is works.

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