Scientists query discovery of ‘Hobbits’ in Indonesia

A row has broken out about the scientific evidence purporting to show that a species of “hobbits” lived on a remote Indonesian island about 18,000 years ago.
A team of scientists believes that the skull at the centre of the discovery is not from a metre-high member of another human species but belonged to someone with microcephaly – a congenitally small brained person.
Allegations have been made before but this time the doubters over the hobbit – formally called Homo floresiensis – accuse other scientists of poor science and the media of hype.