Luke Melia


October 28, 2004

Dragons and Hobbits

This is totally wild!

Once upon a time, but not so long ago, on a tropical island midway between Asia and Australia, there lived a race of little people, whose adults stood just three and a half feet high. Despite their stature, they were mighty hunters. They made stone tools with which they speared giant rats, clubbed sleeping dragons and hunted the packs of pygmy elephants that roamed their lost world.

The stuff of fantasies? Yes, and… the beginning of a NY Times article in the Science section headlined New Species Revealed: Tiny Cousins of Humans. Check it out. Fascinating!

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