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Hobbits and small brains.

12 February 2010

Science Daily January 30th … is the brain of the Hobbit too small is the question being asked. Research from a team at Cambridge and Durham universities have challenged the idea that hominid and primate brains tended to get bigger over the course of evolutionary time. They showed that in some primate species brains did evolve to become smaller – in marmots and some lemurs. The Hobbit was no more than 3 feet in height and appears to have lived on Flores Island in Indonesia until 13,000 years ago.

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