The ‘Hobbit’ species that lives in Southeast Asia 50,000 years ago is probably closer to modern humans than previously thought, a new study reveals.
Published in Ecology of Nature and Evolution, the new research suggests that the ‘Hobbits’ are closely related to Denisovans and Neanderthals, and based on this, also humans. Recovered fossils of ‘Homo Floresiensis’ (‘Hobbits’) and another species ‘Homo Luzonensis’ showed that both species were 3ft 7in (109 cms) tall.
Scientists say that this dwarf was the result of evolutionary processes over time that caused the species to crack due to the unavailability of resources. Now, they have found that there was no interbreeding between the two species.
The new research, led by João Teixeira from the University of Adelaide claims that interfaithism between Denisovans and humans took place today especially in Southeast Asia.
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Denisovans are closely associated with Neanderthals who migrated to Earth 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. But no fossil remains of this species have been found, even though genetic similarities are associated with the area.
The new study, co-authored by Chris Stringers at the National History Museum says that moderns were intertwined with the Denisovans, but not the ‘Hobbit’ genre. This suggests that both the ‘Hobbit’ genre is closer to modern humans than previously thought, Gizmodo said.
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Turns out … Denisovans fossils have not been found so far because it is actually a species called ‘Hobbit’!
When surveyed, researchers also found that people living with Denisovans, which means that people living in these areas could have DNA of the ‘Hobbit’ species. to possess that.