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20 Years After Being Discovered, the Hobbit Man Still Has a Mystery

The discovery of the "Hobbit" or "Homo floresiensis" 20 years ago provided direction for the future, especially in the field of archaeology.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .

By
ALOYSIUS BUDI KURNIAWAN
· 6 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in 20 Tahun Ditemukan, Manusia ”Hobbit” Masih Menyimpan Misteri

The discoverers of the <i>Homo floresiensis</i> fossil, E Wahyu Saptomo, Thomas Sutikna, and Jatmiko (from left to right), take a photo with the original skull fossil of <i>Homo floresiensis</i> in the RP Soejono Science Area, Jakarta, Wednesday (4/10/2023).
KOMPAS/ADRYAN YOGA PARAMADWYA

The discoverers of the Homo floresiensis fossil, E Wahyu Saptomo, Thomas Sutikna, and Jatmiko (from left to right), take a photo with the original skull fossil of Homo floresiensis in the RP Soejono Science Area, Jakarta, Wednesday (4/10/2023).

Two decades ago, the world of science was shocked by the discovery of Homo floresiensis in Liang Bua Village, North Rahong District, Manggarai Regency, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara. The stature of this Homo floresiensis individual is small so many people call it the "Hobbit", inspired by the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings which is based on JRR Tolkien's fantasy novel, The Hobbit (1937).

Editor:
ICHWAN SUSANTO
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