Monday, May 22, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

New Species of Human Discovered

Posted on Thursday, 28 October, 2004 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Purpleblanket


Image credit: sxc.hu
 
"Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world."

  View: Full article

 Source: BBC News


  Discuss: View comments (9)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Dezmond on 28 October, 2004, 17:49
Nice discovery, I saw this yesterday on out news program. Really makes you wonder if their are still homo sapiens little different from us still alive somewhere.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Kellalor on 28 October, 2004, 23:33
Neat. I bet it was cute. Have they only found one skeleton? If so, how do they know it's a new species and not an anomaly?
Comment icon #3 Posted by brittish_gurl on 28 October, 2004, 23:37
Ryan, you're the new species of humans!!! lol
Comment icon #4 Posted by Vox on 29 October, 2004, 1:33
Well as the article actually describes there might still be secluded pockets of this offshoot race of homo erectus. However they are not homo sapiens so no one can actually judge whether they might be as intelligent as us, less intelligent, or possibly more. There are so many variables that could play for or against their favour. However the fact that we as a species are more widespread than them suggests that they were not as successful as we were be it for their size, ingenuity, or intelligence.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Boff on 29 October, 2004, 1:37
I heard they found 7 skeletons so far. Really intresting stuff
Comment icon #6 Posted by Janiel on 29 October, 2004, 1:52
The hobbitess are real afterall
Comment icon #7 Posted by AztecInca on 29 October, 2004, 6:10
Thats an amazing discovery, lets hope that more finds follow, just imagine what we may uncover from the past!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Pendekar Timur on 29 October, 2004, 22:50
well,i told you before.... south east asia have a lot of mysteries to uncover...!!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Desviaste on 30 October, 2004, 1:30
Flores in Indonesia have myths and folklore also as popular stories about a tribe of little people called Ebu Gogo (Discovery Channel). The fitting if not by coincidence by those two points: the past and the present, and the myth and reality usually having a common relative, gives a new dimension or a more reasonable state of research. As the radical discover by this new homo specie so well fitting the legend and the tale, the question of fundamentalization either skepticism either dogma raises a new kind of approach for a bridge between myth and science. Could this indicate myths should be vi... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
UFO dossier may be released after UK election
5-22-2017
A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future.
Who was Leonardo da Vinci's mystery mother?
5-22-2017
An Oxford University professor believes he may have pieced together the identity of Leonardo's mother.
Astronauts to undertake emergency spacewalk
5-22-2017
The two-hour spacewalk, which is set to take place on Tuesday, will aim to repair a broken data relay box.
Man finds Viking treasure with metal detector
5-21-2017
Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts.
Other news in this category
Tyrannosaurus rex bit with incredible force
Posted 5-19-2017 | 1 comment
The prehistoric carnivore was capable of exerting 8,000 pounds of force with its huge gaping jaws....
 
Extinction asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
Posted 5-15-2017 | 6 comments
Scientists have been drilling in to the crater left behind by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs....
 
Superbugs existed long before the dinosaurs
Posted 5-13-2017 | 2 comments
Far from being a modern phenomenon, antibiotic-resistant microbes have existed for millions of years....
 
Baby dinosaur mystery solved after 25 years
Posted 5-10-2017 | 2 comments
A fossil found in China has finally been formally identified after more than a quarter of a century....
 
New haul of early human skeletons revealed
Posted 5-9-2017 | 5 comments
Researchers have unveiled details of their latest findings at an important cave site in South Africa....
 
Africa's T. rex was one of the last dinosaurs
Posted 5-4-2017 | 6 comments
An extremely rare fossil belonging to an ancient predatory dinosaur has been found in a mine in Morocco....
 
Massive new dinosaur found inside a museum
Posted 5-3-2017 | 0 comments
One of the largest ever species of plant-eating dinosaur has been discovered at a museum in Switzerland....
 
DNA of prehistoric humans found in caves
Posted 4-28-2017 | 6 comments
Scientists have found a way to identify extinct species of human by analyzing the sediment inside caves....
 
Did first Americans arrive 130,000 years ago?
Posted 4-27-2017 | 71 comments
A new discovery has indicated that the first humans arrived in the Americas much earlier than thought....
 
Mystery human species had an advanced brain
Posted 4-24-2017 | 2 comments
Homo naledi's brain may not have been as big as that of a modern human, but it was still sophisticated....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ