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Were hobbits real' Possibly, if the tiny, 18,000-year-old human fossil bones in the Ling Bua cave on Flores Island, Indonesia, are any indication. Find out about the raging debate on whether these bones are from a dwarf race of humans or are actually a whole-new branch of the human family.
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NOVA presents an exclusive new investigation into the sensational discovery of the bizarre ancient bones of the so-called "Hobbit" unearthed in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia. No more than 3 feet tall when fully grown, these tiny humans survived in the cave for tens of thousands of years, hunting the huge and fierce Komodo dragons that roamed their remote island home. In Alien from Earth. NOVA explores the latest evidence in a furious scientific debate on what the Hobbit bones represent. Are they the remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange disease' Or are they the unique and tantalizing testament to a previously unknown branch of the human family'
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