'Hobbit' joins human family tree
'Hobbit' joins human family tree (BBC: 27-Oct-04)
Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world. The three-foot (one-metre) tall species - dubbed "the Hobbit" - lived on Flores island until at least 12,000 years ago… The discovery has been hailed as one of the most significant of its type in decades.
The archaeological/anthropological story of the year.