7. Did hobbits actually exist?
A team of archaeologists from Australia and Indonesia were looking for proof of human migration from Asia to Australia. But the discovery of hobbits was a completely unplanned event and it took them by surprise as they found a complete skeleton of a hominin.
Could hobbits possibly be deformed modern humans? Or were they a completely different species? The mystery hasn’t been fully solved yet but a lot has been cleared up. A research team dug up a skeleton of a woman in the Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia in 2003.
Examining it closely, they came to the conclusion that the woman must have been of a small stature, but even more mysterious was the fact that the woman had an unusually small brain. Some say that this species was a part of evolutionary dwarfism. However, many questions are still unanswered related to which species of human is their immediate ancestor.